American Museum


As the Caravan of Wonder makes its way across the United States, the family occasionally gets to visit art museums and public art displays.  Between August, 2013, and March 2014, we have visited the following places:

The de Young Museum
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The J. Paul Getty Museum
Georgia O'Keefe Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art
Chinati
Amon Carter Museum
Kimbell Art Museum
The Dallas Museum of Art
The National Gallery
The Guggenheim Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Modern Museum of Art
The Boston Museum of Art
The Peabody Essex Museum
The Portland Museum of Art
Abbe Museum
The Baseball Hall of Fame
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Portsmouth Ohio Murals
St. Louis City Park
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Here is a video that sums up what some of that experience has been like.

In addition, I have selected images from ten works that have caught my eye and moved me more than others, perhaps.  I am sure this list will change over time.  For what it is worth, here they are for now:
Watson and the Shark (1778)
by John Singleton Copley
Commadore Trunnion
and JackHatchway
(c. 1838) by Francis William Edmonds
The Jolly Flatboatmen
by George Caleb Bingham



Boys in a Pasture (1874)
by Winslow Homer
The Drop Sinister--
What Shall We Do With It
(c 1913) by Harry Willson Waltrus

Gass (1940)
by Edward Hopper


One: Number 31, 1950 (1950)
by Jackson Pollock







The Piper (1953)
by Hughie Lee Smith
Flag (1954-1955)
by Jasper Johns

The Artist in His Loft (1969)
by George Segal

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