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. . . Metropolitan Museum --
-- this is a comment on the publicity that the Metropolitan
Museum got in 1973 on the sale of art works that had been
bestowed upon them.
I think it's going to harm them in their ability to
get new gifts, because most people who want to give an important picture
to the museum want to feel the picture is there permanently. I for
one would hesitate to give an important picture the Metropolitan
for fear it would be sold. I think it's been harmful to them,
although I think on the whole the museum looks very well, looks
more attractive than it ever did because Mr. Having has done a
very good installation job.
Well, do you want to comment on the field of beautification,
especially in the city of New York?
Well, Mr. Clurman had a very hard time, because he was
only in a year, and very little that I could see was done that
was very outstanding. A great deal may have happened in other boroughs,
that I don't know about. But the tulips that I planted, the 10,000
tulips that I planted this year looked very pretty on Park Avenue.
Did you see them?
They were simply gorgeous.
Especially on Easter Sunday.
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