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Filthy Street Urchins, Angelic Kids Duke It Out

I don’t often get to Newark, but a potentially racy show got my attention.

“Angels & Tomboys: Girlhood in 19th-Century American Art” at the Newark Museum promised “childhood androgyny,” “beautiful daughters captured unaware” and “enigmatic and disturbing girlhood images of family members...which reveal the complexity of the artists’ personal responses to the young girls who model for them.”