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On october fourth, one more major American museum opens to the public. An unprecedented collection of modern sculpture and painting will go on display at the new Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. On Oct. 2 a new museum devoted exclusively to photography, the International Center of Photography, will open at Audubon House in New York. The Museum of Cartoon Art in Greenwich, Conn., the Wine Museum of San Francisco and the Essex, Vt., Community Museum recently opened their doors, while plans have been announced for a Brooklyn Bridge Museum and a library-museum complex in Ashland, Ala., to memorialize the late Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black. America is experiencing a museum explosion ...

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