Merkel Skipped Inaugural For New Museum

To the software billionaire Hasso Plattner, the Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo is “better than Picasso.” Among his art treasures on show at the new Barberini Museum in Potsdam—opened to invited guests on 20 January including Bill Gates and chancellor Angela Merkel—is a painting of a woman in a lighted room, viewed from the dark outside between half-open blinds.

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