Art: Who's On First?

The sight of the newly arrived American tourist rushing to Paris' Louvre or Florence's Uffizi is as familiar as Mona Lisa's smile. A far more recent phenomenon is the ceremonial trip to U.S. museums. So much topflight art has funneled into U.S. collections in recent years that today a tour of major U.S. museums has become a must on the agenda of many a foreign visitor, including Britain's Queen Mother Elizabeth. Japan's ex-Premier Yoshida. Austria's Chancellor Julius Raab. Arriving in Washington on state business. West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer went to the National...

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