Art: Lenten Lights

To rest their eyes from newspaper headlines (see p. 19), Manhattanites last week thronged into half-a-dozen first-rate exhibitions which made the season of Lent almost an art season in itself.

Morgan. Arrayed with scholarship and point in the quiet rooms of the Morgan Library were illuminated manuscripts, art objects and drawings from the 9th to the 17th Century, portraying the Passion, Resurrection and Ascension of Christ. Choice items: a recently acquired 14th-century missal illuminated by the great Niccolo da Bologna; a gold and enamel 12th-Century altar; Raphael's original drawing of the Agony in...

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