Art: Rangy Stepchild

The Philadelphia Museum of Art played host to a motionless throng last week: 252 figures stood about the main hall and on the museum terrace. They were there for Philadelphia's Third Sculpture International (previous shows were held in 1933 and 1940) and a share of the award-money.

The awards, amounting to $65,000 in commissions and purchases, would not be announced until the exhibition closed in September. Meanwhile, flesh & blood visitors could wander amidst the best contemporary sculpture of 13 countries and pick their own favorites.

Big & Little. The first big international sculpture show in the U.S. since World War II, it...

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