Art: Los Angeles' Goya

The Los Angeles County Museum is the West Coast's largest, but until recently its shortcomings have given Los Angeles a reputation in the art world as the city of lost opportunities. Rich art collectors bypassed the museum in their bequests; in 1951 the famed Arensberg collection of modern paintings was snatched from under its nose by the Philadelphia Museum. This week the Los Angeles County Museum had something worth crowing about. Up on the wall of its softly lighted Spanish Gallery went a handsome new acquisition with a resounding title and glamorous history: Portrait of La Marquesa de Santa Cruz...

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