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Art: Outdoor Show

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Undoubtedly, sculpture is seen to its best advantage out of doors; unfortunately there is only one outdoor exhibition of sculpture in the U. S. This is the biennial display in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, which opened last week.

Sponsored by five very various organizations, the show was composed of properly variegated inclusions. There was nothing in it of breathtaking excellence; Albert Laessle’s Billy, a statue of a capricious goat, was much admired by visiting children. Cyrus Edwin Dallin, whose Appeal to the Great Spirit, stands in front of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, sent in several small bronzes; Richard Recchia showed his Frog Mountain. There were, perhaps, too many fat little boys squirting water and too many totally unimportant garden decorations.

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