Art: Metropolitan's Moderns

A citadel of priceless antiquities and such Old Masters as only millionaires can buy, Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art was long regarded as a costly tomb in which no contemporary art could live. A fund of $150,000 was established by the late George Arnold Hearn, who subsequently added another $100,000 in memory of his son Arthur Hoppock, to change all this. In the past ten years 85 paintings by living U. S. artists have been bought by the Metropolitan. Last week a significant addition to this catalog was announced: an oil by William...

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