Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 7, 1974 · Page 16
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 16

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 7, 1974
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$ua.Jul)-7, 1974 m j r ·· A -MM- ^w i«*B»ajre*w»ss* Modern Art Museum to Open %^S« ft* «MM« · Mil* «· tihe WASHINGTON tat - After aghty ears rfprtfaffatioa, the oatwe's newest major art museum has much of its eoilec- tioo on the premises a»d things look "absolutely great" for an October opeaiog, its director savs. Ajhraw "At" Leraer said a* 375 paMtMfs a*d SS pieces of sculpture to be stan at the Iftanf «ral of tkt Josepk H. Hirshkora Mnse«m Md Sc«ilp- ture Garden kave bees OB band for some time, aad the remainder of the collection k* M the eaptot by A*i- a reporter "f have said face- Uottsiy k's the biggest lof isti- cai move of its kind SMC* tbe Freacb moved out of Paris ahead of the Germaas in World l'*r 11. Facetious or m*. Lenter is correct ii that it is a major project complicated by the need for extreme care ia transferring art items. Already about two dosKB truckloads have been transported *rMliwtoMII»rfltafcr ttteHirsMwnnafart «f atw* 2.MI cetUplwef traeuf im depth tfce devel*p*ent «f Mden art fiMiifee ·M.lMn tctUvy to Ikt pre*#tf. Its huge round home and tas M* ran 4 pvfcUc museum before, but says he has run into «o Major prob lems. iflclMdjMf those created by the unusual plan of the building, a doughnut-shaped structure 2)1 feet in diameter PORTKAIT OF POET HANGS IN WASHINGTON ; Walt Whitman Painted dy Tom Eakins ^Gallery Reunites Poet and Painter WASHINGTON - (AP) The poet Walt Whitman once wrote of a contemporary: "I never knew of but ; one artist, and. that's Tom Eakins. who could resist the temptation to see what they thought ought to berather than what is." .Whitman was not an art critic, but in this instance he proved to be more aware than many of his contemporaries -- [for Thomas Eakins turned out to be one of the greatest of American painters. : Now the two have been reunited in a sense with the hanging of an Eakins portrait of Whitman at the National Portrait Gallery. If an'occasion were demanded, and It is not, July 6 would serve as one. It is the 119th anniversary of the publication of Whitman's classic "Leaves of Grass'," 'i. The painting is one extended loan from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 1 in Philadelphia, which is undergoing renovation. .; The 1887 portrait of Whitman depicts him as a hulking figure, occupying almost all of .the canvas, which is 30 by 24 ; inches in size. His suit and the 'background are done in a ; gray-brown tone, with only 'the flesh tones of the face and !;; the white of Whitman's f low; ;ing hair and shirt adding ·'. -brightening hues. 1 '.''.'·" Whitman, the poet of de- ;jn$)cracy as he is often called, ·.'. -was a fashionable dresser in ; This youth, and this aspect of ·"/·his character is recalled by lace-edged shirt, open at the throat and with a wide-flaring collar. His eyes appear soft and gentle, although seemingly deceptively small in the context of a large face and figure. * * · WHITMAN'S chief work, "Leaves of Grass," had a mixed reception on its appearance in 1855. 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