Art: Benton Hates Museums

Art museums, which lately got some sharp criticism from New York City's Park Commissioner Robert Moses (TIME, March 10), last week caught another egg squarely on the ear. The egg was hurled with a will by tough, swart little Missouri Painter Thomas Hart Benton. Growled he: the average museum was "a graveyard run by a pretty boy with delicate wrists and a swing in his gait. ... Do you want to know what's the matter with the art business in America? It's the third sex and the museums. Even in Missouri we're full of 'em. Our museums are full of ballet...

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