Art: Grandma Goes to Town

The mayor of Albany proclaimed a "Grandma Moses Day" last week, and the famed little upstate New York artist bustled in from Eagle Bridge, 30 miles away, to help celebrate it. Wearing a perky black jersey bonnet with a velvet chin strap, and a corsage of sweetheart roses presented by her three-year-old great-granddaughter, Grandma accepted the keys of the city. Then she went on to grace the opening of a show of 60 of her paintings at the Albany Institute of History and Art. Some 600 people milled through the gallery, gaping at the artist and at such old favorites among...

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