At the Milwaukee Art Museum

It has been nearly two years since we last visited the Milwaukee Art Museum. We had the place practically to ourselves yesterday.

At the University of Michigan Museum of Art

I captured the images above during a recent visit. From the top left:

1. Detail from Jacopo del Casentino’s Enthroned Madonna and Child with Saints and Angels (circa 1325)
2. Detail from Eastman Johnson’s Boyhood of Lincoln (1868)
3. Detail from James McNeill Whistler’s Sea and Rain (1865)
4. Detail from John Francis Murphy’s Landscape (1880)
5. Detail from Max Ernst’s At the Crossroads (1955)
6. Two Girls Reading (Pablo Picasso; 1934)

Museum of Fine Arts

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51A7E010-2846-4152-9634-AD181FB273B0A few more photos captured on my recent trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Morning Sunlight on the Snow, Éragny-sur-Epte; Camille Pissarro, 1895
Seacoast at Trouville; Claude Monet, 1881
Seascape II; Hyman Bloom, 1974
Endlessly Repeating Twentieth Century Modernism; Josiah McElheny, 2007
■ Olmec mask; 900–600 BC
South Sea Whale Fishing II; Robert Salmon, 1831

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Detail from Seacoast at Trouville (Claude Monet; 1881)

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Detail from Summer Night’s Dream (The Voice) (Edward Munch; 1893)

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Detail from Ravine (Vincent Van Gogh; 1889)

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I Dreamed I Could Fly (Jonathan Borofsky; 2000) put me in mind of the ceremony in the cheesy but frightening sci-fi flick Logan’s Run.

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Detail from Jackson Pollock’s Mural (1943)

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An Olmec mask

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Detail from Double Portrait (Max Beckmann; 1946)

All of the above are images I took during a recent visit to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Spring

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Detail of Norman Lewis’ “Afternoon” (1969).

I captured the above image last month at the Smart Museum of Art. Don’t the colors and composition feel like spring? Family geocaching adventures bookended our youngest’s spring break, and during both hikes, we were rewarded with the blue skies and bright yellow sun that this painting evokes. My older daughter and I are on break this week, so we returned to the purported location of the last geocache to see if we could solve the mystery. Alas, no; the site has been temporarily disabled until it can be replaced. We relished sun on our faces, though, and the hint of warmth in the wind.