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Jan. 5, 1954: Pierre Auguste Cot’s “The Storm” was hung at the Metropolitan Museum, one of several hundred works that went on display in newly renovated galleries that grouped paintings by time period rather than nationality — an arrangement that the museum director Francis Henry Taylor hoped would “bring order out of chaos.” Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times
Jan. 5, 1954: Pierre Auguste Cot’s “The Storm” was hung at the Metropolitan Museum, one of several hundred works that went on display in newly renovated galleries that grouped paintings by time period rather than nationality — an arrangement that the museum director Francis Henry Taylor hoped would “bring order out of chaos.” Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times

Jan. 5, 1954: Pierre Auguste Cot’s “The Storm” was hung at the Metropolitan Museum, one of several hundred works that went on display in newly renovated galleries that grouped paintings by time period rather than nationality — an arrangement that the museum director Francis Henry Taylor hoped would “bring order out of chaos.” Photo: Eddie Hausner/The New York Times

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