Museums: Opening Eyes in the Ghettos

Art may not be the ghettos' most urgent need. But more and more museum curators are eager to prove that it does have a role to play in the blighted areas of their cities. They are all too aware that museums on Sundays are filled almost exclusively with affluent whites; although black and Spanish-speaking schoolchildren may be guided through for a fleeting visit by their teachers, few return with their parents, and still fewer poor adults come in alone. To open their eyes, white administrators are now taking art to the ghettos with...

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