Art: Joy for the Looking

For the past three years, half of the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been closed down for remodeling, and much of the museum's impressive trove of old and modern masters has been hidden away from public view. Last week the nation's No. 1 repository of art reopened its picture galleries: 44 completely modernized rooms equipped with every device designed to make picture-viewing easy and enjoyable. In the first two days, more than 25.000 visitors trooped (admission: free) into the refurbished picture galleries on Manhattan's upper Fifth Avenue to enjoy one of the world's...

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