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Modern Art Museums: The Surprise Is Gone / Russell, John; Johns J; Andre C; Bartlett J., 1985

Identifier: CC-31027-32488

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Scope and Contents

John Russell contends that "the same few artists dominate all the major contemporary collections...[because] we feel comfortable with what we know, and for better and for worse that sensation is available in full measure in museums of modern art...It is, in fact, the buildings, and not what we see in them, that are full of surprises." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1985



0 See container summary (1 article (newspaper) (2 pages)) ; 34 x 35 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: New York : The New York Times. Nationality of creator: American. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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