‘In Celebration of Paul Mellon’ Review: A Collector’s Eye

Winslow Homer’s ‘Boys Wading’ (1873).
ENLARGE

Washington

I first heard Paul Mellon speak publicly in 1974, at a formal dinner at the National Gallery of Art. He talked of his father Andrew Mellon’s founding idea of the National Gallery as a gift to the nation.

At the time, I was a curator of 20th-century art at the gallery, in which capacity I was privileged to work with Mellon—“P.M.” to the staff—for a decade.

In Celebration of Paul Mellon

National Gallery of Art
Through Sept. 18

Often reserved, Mellon

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