Art: Closed Doors

The U.S. art world last week reverberated to the angry slamming of closed doors:

¶ In Milwaukee, Art Institute Director LaVera Pohl, 54, handed the museum trustees her resignation after four years in office. Reasons: 1) the museum's major fund raiser, Gimbel Vice President Charles Zadok, had accused her of being "a compromiser" on contemporary art, i.e., not showing enough of it; 2) wealthy Board President Alfred U. Elser had made "the insulting and farcical request" that she start looking for a replacement for herself. Bristling with indignation, Director

Pohl, herself a wealthy Milwaukee...

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