San Francisco

“Ten Years of Giving”

Stanford Museum

This exhibition represents the achievements of the Committee for Art at Stanford in closing gaps in the mu­seum collection, primarily through the acquisition of small, good examples of world art. The gifts range from Korean pottery, Chinese tools and pre-Colum­bian idols to a fine Hellenistic satyr’s head, Italian church panels and a Rembrandt etching. (A sidelight of the show is to point up how futile it is for this museum to buy contemporary art. Aside from Faralla’s black wood plaque, their purchases from Carl Morris, Bryan Wil­son, Morris Broderson, etc., are dated and tasteless in comparison with the other items in the room.)

––Joanna C. Maglott