Elaine: The purpose of art museums is to preserve artworks and make them available to the public. Museums, therefore...

on August 13 at 06:00PM

Why is B correct

I’m having a hard time understanding why B is correct. I understand why A is incorrect (my original answer) but I don’t see where Frederick mentions anything about genres. Are we to assume that “recognized masters” is a genre of its own?

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Michelle on August 17 at 04:59PM

Thanks for your question @AnanyaK

Fredrick's statement is that "Art museums ought to devote their limited resources to acquiring the artwork of recognized masters." Because he does not mention genres at all, we can surmise that he does not consider genre representation an important criteria for what museums should be seeking to acquire. He thinks that looking for the works of recognized masters is the important criteria. We already know that Elaine believes genre representation to be an important criteria for what art museums ought to look for. This is where they would likely disagree.