Art: John G. Johnson's Art

The colossal, rambling Philadelphia Museum of Art, which stood so long half-occupied at the end of the Parkway like an Acropolis with painted toenails, last week formally took its place as one of the most important museums of painting in the U.S. Opened to the public was the most comprehensive collection of European painting ever privately assembled in the U.S., covering virtually the entire history of European art: 575 canvases, displayed in 20 new galleries, some 600 more in storerooms available to students. The collection was the achievement of a lifetime of picture-buying...

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