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BMA's effort to be diverse is good but selling off paintings isn't

BMA's effort to be diverse is good but selling off paintings isn't

My father, the late Herman Maril, was one of the first artists to serve on the Baltimore Museum of Art Board of Trustees. He is included in the Cone Collection and had a long association with the museum. He would have applauded the BMA announcement that it intends to put more emphasis on diversity and contemporary art that has a connection to the community (“Baltimore Museum of Art to sell works by masters such as Andy Warhol, will aim to improve artist diversity,” April 13).

This hasn’t always been the case at the BMA. In the early 1990s, I participated in a...

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