Art: THE ROOM AT THE TOP

IN assessing their land's varied artistic achievement, the critics and historians of Denmark rightly speak with pride, but wisely do not boast. "Ours is a little room," Art Historian Christian Elling once explained, "on the top floor of the big European museum." This week the U.S. public will be able to see just what the little room has produced. In Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art, His Majesty King Frederik IX, accompanied by Queen Ingrid, will cut a golden ribbon to open the largest display of Danish art ever shown in the U.S.—a charming and sometimes dazzling harvest of 100 industrious centuries.

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