Tomkins, Calvin
November 1981
New Yorker;11/16/1981, Vol. 57 Issue 39, p184
The article focuses on Alfred H. Barr, director of the Museum of Modern Art. Details related to Barr's career development and his effort to improve the museum are reviewed. Information on the personality of Barr in his work and colleagues is discussed. Included are remarks on his character as a director of the Museum of Modern Art.


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