Appreciation of works of art requires organized effort and systematic study. Art appreciation can no more be absorbed by aimless wandering in galleries than can surgery be learned by casual visits to a hospital.

— Albert C. Barnes

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is a house of artistic and intellectual prostitution

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The main function of the museum has been to serve as a pedestal upon which a clique of socialites pose as patrons of the arts

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We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.

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Philadelphia is a depressing intellectual slum

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In our manner of speech, our plans of living, our dealings with others, our conduct and walk in the church and out of it-all should be done as becomes the gospel (Phil. 1:27).

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Living with and studying good paintings offers greater interest, variety and satisfaction than any other pleasure known to man.

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