Art: Public Utility

Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art celebrated its 15th birthday last week. The celebration took the form of a massive show which was to earlier Modern Museum shows as lightning to static electricity. Only at the risk of shin splints did gallerygoers poke into all the corners of the Museum's spectacular open house. Outstanding were:

¶A second floor crammed with modern paintings, owned and loaned. Prize of the exhibit (which included practically every modern artist of note from Degas to Miro): Pablo Picasso's Woman Seated before a Mirror.

The retrospection and prophecy of the top floor,...

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