Art: Complicated Situation

When the Winnipeg Art Gallery last year invited Dr. Ferdinand Eckhardt to come from Vienna as the director of the museum, he was immediately attracted by the idea of building up the young (established in 1932) institution. But he was not impressed by the gallery's collection of "old masters." Last week, addressing the gallery's Women's Committee, Director Eckhardt publicly announced the awful truth: The museum has been the victim of a mammoth hoax. Said he: "With the exception of the Canadian paintings and the eleven old German paintings on permanent loan, there is almost nothing which is really worthwhile in...

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