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July 28, 2009

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Franklin

Too bad we couldn't meet up there! Hope you enjoyed the Venetians.

JL

I'm afraid I didn't see them--I was there for a meeting, not for fun, unfortunately. I could have bought a ticket and gone in, I suppose, but time was short. Probably for the best, as when I did get a chance to go around the galleries a bit, I swiftly found I wasn't really in the proper frame of mind to look at much. There was a rather nice hallway of contemporary-ish portraits (Fairfield Porter, Alice Neel, Alex Katz, and others) for which I wished I had the attention span. The Greene & Greene show also looked wonderful, though I was somewhat disappointed by the selection of contemporary Japanese prints and ceramics on display in their gallery. I also missed a lot of things that have been closed due to construction, etc.; while I look forward to the new building, I think I'll always wants some of those old galleries back.

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