Art: Debate About a Delight

To a small but intensely loyal group of art connoisseurs, there are few greater delights, in such a compact package, than the collection of design and fine art which has been maintained for six decades by the Museum for the Arts of Decoration at Manhattan's Cooper Union. Some consider it equaled elsewhere in the world only by London's Victoria and Albert and Paris' Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Now this museum is closed to the public—and suddenly it is the center of a controversy that is stirring the art world far beyond the galleries...

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