Art: Modern Museum

The West 54th Street town house of the late John D. Rockefeller is one of the few remaining private residences in mid-Manhattan with a scrap of lawn. Mr. Rockefeller had not seen it for years, however, and last week came news that it and his son's place next door would soon be torn down. The sites had been given to the Museum of Modern Art for a fine new building to be completed in 1938.

Since its founding eight years ago, the Museum of Modern Art has had three homes. First was seven...

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