Art: Giants in Baltimore

Most theatrical of U. S. gallery showmen is the Baltimore Museum's dark-haired, homely Leslie Cheek, who putters around in a paint-spattered sweat shirt thinking up ways to startle Baltimoreans into appreciating art. Last week more than 1,000 expectant people crowded the museum to see Director Cheek's latest show. They were not disappointed. While a small string orchestra played Viennese waltzes and items from Gilbert & Sullivan, visitors gaped at 1) photographs and movies illustrating the history and technique of sculpture, 2) plaster casts and bronzes under blue and green spotlights, 3) in a...

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