Art: Wings for the Met

Like a housewife with too many heirlooms, Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art has always needed a bigger attic. Last week the museum announced details of its $10 million postwar plan to increase its 7.21 acres of floor space by about 30% (TIME, Jan. 29). If the customers can take it, they will be able to see the $1 billion conglomeration of 5,000 years of art—everything from South American bone nose flutes to priceless Raphaels and Rembrandts.

To make the going pleasanter, the Met will throw out what Director Francis Henry Taylor calls the...

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