Art: In Philadelphia

No love is lost between other Philadelphia art authorities and Dr. Albert Coombs Barnes, inventor of Argyrol, collector and self-appointed gadfly to museums. Last November Dr. Barnes broke a short truce with a bitter horselaugh at Millionaire Joseph Widener for buying, and at the Pennsylvania Museum of Art for accepting, a large, sparse Cézanne which he called inferior (TIME, Nov. 29). Lately the wealthy doctor has formed a queer alliance with the Philadelphia Artists' Union to discomfit attractive Mary Curran, State director of the Federal Art Project.

Last fortnight Miss Curran and the Pennsylvania Museum's Director Fiske Kimball arranged a big exhibition...

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