Art: With Pride Intact

To many Europeans the U.S. is an artistic wasteland whose museums are1 deserted. Not so, says Georges A. (for Adolphe) Salles, director of the Louvre in Paris, who has just returned to France from a U.S. visit. Writes Salles in Paris' Figaro Littéraire:

"In France the word 'museum' has an unpleasant ring. In America it has a pleasant ring. Why? Is the museum in America different from the museum in France? I don't think so. What is different is not the museum but the country. In America the museum plays another role, fills other...

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