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Millenials may shudder at bold thoughts while few writers leave on a high note, this week saw distinguished art historian Dr. William Gerdts succumb to the coronavirus at the age of 91.

Before he departed he penned these last few thoughts: 

It was fun while it lasted; but it hasn't lasted , at least not as fun. Art History was exciting, even enchanting, when it was about art, artists, their development, their lives, their impact, their inter-relationships. And intriguing concerning authenticity and quality.

Today, if you could locate an artist who was half African-American, half Native-American, a Trangendered Moslem with a hump who painted from wheelchair, that artist could have an exhibition of work at any museum in this country---work unseen.

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