"This story is important to all who care about American art and society."
There is no sense that he thought a great deal about what American art should be.
"American art would have been different in time without him," she said.
But there is certainly nothing else in American art quite like it.
There is, simply put, no better collection of American art in the world.
We fell in love with this American art of the 19th century.
At a certain point not too long ago, American art became a division of the movie business.
More recently, his work has involved modern and contemporary American art.
The collection also includes American art from the late-19th century to the present.
He would turn the building into a showcase for American art.