12 December

notes on chronosomatics 228
1994.12.12

Re: Seagram's Art & Architecture
2002.12.12 12:46

2003.12.12
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2003.12.12



Re: Seagram's Art & Architecture
2002.12.12 12:46

[Just last week I learned t]he Widener Collection that is now a big part of the National Gallery, Washington DC, was first amassed in Philadelphia. Before going to Washington, the Widener Collection (including several Rembrandts and even a Vermeer) was in Lynnewood Hall, the Widener Estate, now an enormous abandoned mansion in Elkins Park, PA (about 3 minutes by car from Wright's Beth Sholom Synagogue and 12 minutes from where I'm now sitting--easily the sister to Whitemarsh Hall/Stotesbury Mansion, same architect). Had this collection stayed in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, no doubt I would now be well acquainted with a lot more master art works. Am I going to be a cry-baby like Lambert, Johnson and Stern? Don't count on it.



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