Art, Jan. 26, 1953


The now common practice of trying to please museum visitors' ears as well as their eyes was pioneered by the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art, which began combining concerts with art exhibitions back in 1914. Last week Toledo pioneered again, by staging the first comprehensive show of illuminated music manuscripts ever held in the U.S. One of its finest items (lent by the Cleveland Museum of Art) is reproduced on the following page. Below the figure of Christ enthroned in a huge capital A is the opening of a hymn which begins, "Aspiciens alonge, ecce, video dei potentiam" (As...

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