New York, New York,: It's a Backwater Town

One critic who gave the Manet show highest marks was the New York Times's John Canaday, who then went on to blast New York as a "cultural backwater" because the show would not be seen at any of its museums.

The Manet show will be seen only at the Art Institute of Chicago before being disassembled and sent back to the lenders. Among other major exhibitions slated to bypass New York is Chicago's "Treasures from Poland," on loan from the Polish government, which will go only to Philadelphia and Ottawa. "The Age of Rembrandt," which includes paintings from major Netherlands...

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