Art: A Cousin Arrives

Into a remodeled brownstone in Manhattan last week swarmed 6.400 people interested in a plain cousin of the fine arts. The converted brownstone, on 53rd Street just off Fifth Avenue and hard by the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, houses the new $400,000 Museum of Contemporary Crafts, the first museum in the U.S. devoted entirely to handicrafts.

Prime mover behind the new museum is the recently widowed Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb, 64, who thought that the first week's warm reception was a good indication of "what a big need the museum is going to fill." Richly endowed...

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