Art: Limners & Whittlers

The city of New York has its share of great museums, but there is one rich area of art that none of them give adequate houseroom to. This is American folk art—the vast treasury of weather vanes and limners' portraits, of whittled toys and cigar-store Indians that were also objects of genuine beauty. To those with affection for the field, this shortcoming has been especially galling, for there was a time when the city had two of the best collections in the country. Unhappily for New Yorkers, the pioneering collection of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller...

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