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By Marshall R. Davidson

The collections of yank paintings within the Metropolitan Museum are the main entire and consultant to be stumbled on at any place. the following, below one roof, were assembled major examples in each medium and from all sessions of this country's historical past, together with stated masterpieces in all of the many catagories—painting, sculpture, structure, prints and drawings, and ornamental arts.

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The American Wing: A Guide

The collections of yank artwork within the Metropolitan Museum are the main entire and consultant to be stumbled on wherever. the following, below one roof, were assembled major examples in each medium and from all sessions of this country's background, together with said masterpieces in all the many catagories—painting, sculpture, structure, prints and drawings, and ornamental arts.

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