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'.

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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 art historians have [had] the eye and mind of a...