Museums: The More Modern Modern

It was a long way from the backwoods hollers of West Virginia; yet there was the First Lady in a white silk faille gown, saying: "This generation is engaged not only in a war against the poverty of man's necessities, but also in a war against the poverty of man's spirit." Then Mrs. Johnson inaugurated Manhattan's revamped Museum of Modern Art, which, as it reopened last week after a six-month, $5,500,000 expansion, looked splendidly equipped to fight in the second of Lady Bird's wars.

Two days later, the museum opened to the public. Back were the sandal-schleppers in ponytails, the...

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