Art: Opening a Path to Natural Vision

A unique retrospective of Ruisdael at the Fogg

Is an Ice Age coming for American museums? Considering the cutbacks in Government cultural funding, the inflated art prices and the spiraling administrative costs, some pessimists would say yes, and in the past few weeks they have pointed to the Fogg Art Museum for evidence. The Fogg, attached to Harvard in Cambridge, Mass., is beyond doubt the most distinguished university collection in the U.S. Its building is also one of the most outmoded, and in 1981 Harvard announced that James Stirling, England's leading architect, would design...

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