This Day in Jewish History 1996: 'Plato in the Living Room' Is Born in a Lithuanian Village

Art historian Meyer Schapiro began Columbia at 16 and didn't cavil at correcting his teachers, in what peers would call 'Schapiric victories'.

After Meyer Schapiro died, in 1996, William S. Rubin, the influential former curator from the Museum of Modern Art, commented to The New York Times how “Few...