Saturday, February 28, 2009

Reading in the Lehman Wing

After my Old Masters tour, I wandered into the Robert Lehman Wing just downstairs from the European Paintings galleries. I recently started reading former Met director Thomas Hoving's memoir, Making the Mummies Dance. What fun it was to sit looking at Lehman's Impressionists and read about what an ordeal it was to secure the collection and build an entire pavillion to house it.

1 comment:

  1. I had an opportunity to hear Hoving speak at my college - He is so entertaining, yet informative at the same time. I love his book False Impressions: The Hunt for Big-time Art Fakes. It's so interesting.


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