Expanding Horizons, a charming little exhibition at the Walters Art Museum, opened on April 17 and will run to July 3, 2010. The works on display, 23 in total, come from a bequest of the Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation in 2009. A range of 19th-century French artists are represented – including Delacroix, Meissonier, Dore and Gerome.

Mr. McCrindle’s contributions to arts and culture go far beyond his collecting. As a publisher, he helped bring the Transatlantic World to life and the writings of Iris Murdoch and Harold Pinter to the public.

I walked through Expanding Horizons on Mother’s Day and highly recommend a trip to Baltimore.

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