Art: Old Masters of the Modern

At London's Royal Academy, a giant show of post-impressionism

If any single art show can be said to have saved the life of a financially troubled institution, it must be the display called "Post-Impressionism," which opened at London's Royal Academy in November and has been running to crowds at £2 a head ever since. In the months before the show, the Academy was rumored to be in such dire fiscal straits that it was going to have to sell its most famous possession, the Michelangelo Tondo of the Madonna and Child. Now it has...

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