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Favorites from small Columbus Museum of Art

Christine Lerolle Embroidering, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1895; in my opinion, this was the finest work in the rather small museum

Christine Lerolle Embroidering, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1895; in my opinion, this was the finest work in the rather small museum

Lamp, Roy Lichtenstein, 1978; the artist received his BFA and MFA from The Ohio State University and went on to become an instructor there

Lamp, Roy Lichtenstein, 1978; the artist received his BFA and MFA from The Ohio State University and went on to become an instructor there

A Little Ball Game, Grandma Moses, 1949; taking up painting in her late 70s, Grandma Moses was an entirely self-taught artist whose work was featured on 1  million Hallmark holiday cards

A Little Ball Game, Grandma Moses, 1949; taking up painting in her late 70s, Grandma Moses was an entirely self-taught artist whose work was featured on 1+ million Hallmark holiday cards

Nocturne Navigator, Alison Saar, 1998; this towering figure commemorates those involved with the Underground Railroad; there were 20  documented stations in central Ohio

Nocturne Navigator, Alison Saar, 1998; this towering figure commemorates those involved with the Underground Railroad; there were 20+ documented stations in central Ohio

Autumn Leaves - Lake George, NY, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1924; this is one of my favorite O'Keeffe works and predates her time in the American Southwest

Autumn Leaves - Lake George, NY, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1924; this is one of my favorite O'Keeffe works and predates her time in the American Southwest

Back of Kelly, Evan Penny, 2005; this amazingly life-like work was made with silicone, pigment, hair and aluminum (it even shows his back hair!)

Back of Kelly, Evan Penny, 2005; this amazingly life-like work was made with silicone, pigment, hair and aluminum (it even shows his back hair!)

This sleek, 100 ft high, cherry-red installation bridges the street behind the museum; a student at the nearby Columbus College of Art and Design had originally joked about the school needing a giant ART sign which led to this piece

This sleek, 100 ft high, cherry-red installation bridges the street behind the museum; a student at the nearby Columbus College of Art and Design had originally joked about the school needing a giant ART sign which led to this piece

Wandering Line, Julian Stanczak, 1990; I enjoyed some of the contemporary pieces more at this museum than at the others I've recently visited

Wandering Line, Julian Stanczak, 1990; I enjoyed some of the contemporary pieces more at this museum than at the others I've recently visited

The Shell Heap, Winslow Homer, 1904; the museum was expensive with an $18 admission and a very small selection of art on display

The Shell Heap, Winslow Homer, 1904; the museum was expensive with an $18 admission and a very small selection of art on display

Paranirvana (Self-Portrait), Lewis DeSoto, 1999; based on a 45 ft long reclining Buddha, this piece features the artist's face and is inflated with air

Paranirvana (Self-Portrait), Lewis DeSoto, 1999; based on a 45 ft long reclining Buddha, this piece features the artist's face and is inflated with air

Portuguese Woman, Robert Delaunay, 1916; the artist co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes

Portuguese Woman, Robert Delaunay, 1916; the artist co-founded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes

Sunflower, Christopher Ries, 2012; this piece is made from optical glass and is colored with oil paint and 24 carat gold (it weighs 1100 lbs and took a year to make)

Sunflower, Christopher Ries, 2012; this piece is made from optical glass and is colored with oil paint and 24 carat gold (it weighs 1100 lbs and took a year to make)

Victor Choquet Seated, Paul Cezanne, 1877; the museum had a strong focus on folk art with a special quilt exhibit

Victor Choquet Seated, Paul Cezanne, 1877; the museum had a strong focus on folk art with a special quilt exhibit

Bowl, Louis Comfort TIffany, 1890; I caught the museum between special exhibitions so there was less to see than normal; for such a large city this museum wasn't as impressive as Kansas City's or Detroit's

Bowl, Louis Comfort TIffany, 1890; I caught the museum between special exhibitions so there was less to see than normal; for such a large city this museum wasn't as impressive as Kansas City's or Detroit's

Houses at the Foot of a Cliff, Edgar Degas, 1895; townscapes were a rare subject for Degas but I actually prefer this to his more famous dancer sculptures

Houses at the Foot of a Cliff, Edgar Degas, 1895; townscapes were a rare subject for Degas but I actually prefer this to his more famous dancer sculptures

When Ends Meet (Oprah), Mickalene Thomas, 2008; she's one of the few artists that would dare include rhinestones in her work

When Ends Meet (Oprah), Mickalene Thomas, 2008; she's one of the few artists that would dare include rhinestones in her work

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