Art: Penn Museum

"This marks the end of provincialism in Philadelphia. . . . The city has always been devoted to higher things, living in the light of culture, but in the past there has been no centre of culture in Philadelphia. . . . The city culturally has been a family without a hearthstone. . . ." These were the words of onetime (1922-27) U. S. Senator George Wharton Pepper; the hearthstone to which he referred was the Pennsylvania Museum of Art, at whose dedication he was making a speech. The new museum stands above the Schuylkill River, on a spot once tenanted...

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