Art: Bliss Collection

In the five rooms and hallway that constitute the Museum of Modern Art in the Heckscher Building, Manhattan, last week hung the best collection of modern painting yet seen there—woodcuts and paintings by Gauguin, several vivid Cezannes, a Seurat seascape, a colorful Degas, splendid examples of Frenchmen Monet, Renoir, Redon, Daumier, Picasso, Matisse, Guys and of U. S. Artists Davies, Charles and Maurice Prendergast, Dougherty, Kuhn. More newsworthy than the exhibition's quality, however, was the fact that these paintings were now the Museum's property. Before the public was invited to look,...

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