A Travellerspoint blog

March 2021

Personal favorites from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Imperial Red Cross Easter Egg, Faberge, 1915; Faberge created this egg for Tsar Nicholas to present to his wife, Alexandra, following the Russian Orthodox custom of giving decorated eggs at Easter

Imperial Red Cross Easter Egg, Faberge, 1915; Faberge created this egg for Tsar Nicholas to present to his wife, Alexandra, following the Russian Orthodox custom of giving decorated eggs at Easter

Hunting near Hartenfels Castle, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1540; admission to the museum was free but you did need a timed reservation ticket while parking was $7

Hunting near Hartenfels Castle, Lucas Cranach the Elder, 1540; admission to the museum was free but you did need a timed reservation ticket while parking was $7

Table Fountain, French, 1320; this exquisite piece of Gothic architecture in miniature is the most complete example of its type known to have survived from the Middle Ages

Table Fountain, French, 1320; this exquisite piece of Gothic architecture in miniature is the most complete example of its type known to have survived from the Middle Ages

Vase, Tiffany Studios, 1914; Louis Tiffany's Favrile glass became America's greatest contribution to the Art Nouveau movement

Vase, Tiffany Studios, 1914; Louis Tiffany's Favrile glass became America's greatest contribution to the Art Nouveau movement

The museum had an extensive armor collection such as these pieces for both man and horse from Italy of the 1500s; I just have very little interest in anything to do with violence or fighting (I'm too much a pacifist!)

The museum had an extensive armor collection such as these pieces for both man and horse from Italy of the 1500s; I just have very little interest in anything to do with violence or fighting (I'm too much a pacifist!)

Piazza San Marco, Venice, attributed to Bernardo Bellotto, 1740; although similar in style to his contemporary, Canaletto, what struck me about this painting is there is not a single pigeon in St. Mark's Square!

Piazza San Marco, Venice, attributed to Bernardo Bellotto, 1740; although similar in style to his contemporary, Canaletto, what struck me about this painting is there is not a single pigeon in St. Mark's Square!

Jack Ruby Shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, Dallas, Bob Jackson, 1963; it amazes me that a photographer was able to capture this scene with such perfect clarity but I guess that's why this is such an iconic image

Jack Ruby Shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, Dallas, Bob Jackson, 1963; it amazes me that a photographer was able to capture this scene with such perfect clarity but I guess that's why this is such an iconic image

Vase, Emile Galle, 1900; I've always been attracted to the gorgeous pieces of the Art Nouveau movement and this glass artist is one of my favorites

Vase, Emile Galle, 1900; I've always been attracted to the gorgeous pieces of the Art Nouveau movement and this glass artist is one of my favorites

The Apple Seller, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1890; in 2008, the USPS selected the Cleveland Museum's famed Botticelli painting entitled Virgin and Child with the Young John the Baptist as the Christmas stamp for that year

The Apple Seller, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1890; in 2008, the USPS selected the Cleveland Museum's famed Botticelli painting entitled Virgin and Child with the Young John the Baptist as the Christmas stamp for that year

Sirens and Frogs Carafe, Rene Lalique, 1917; the artist became noted for his work in the Art Deco style before starting his own company whose name is now synonymous with exquisitely crafted glass art

Sirens and Frogs Carafe, Rene Lalique, 1917; the artist became noted for his work in the Art Deco style before starting his own company whose name is now synonymous with exquisitely crafted glass art

Flying Hanuman, Cambodia, 900s; featuring hallmarks of Khmer art of the 10th century, this character from an Indian epic dramatically demonstrates his ability to fly

Flying Hanuman, Cambodia, 900s; featuring hallmarks of Khmer art of the 10th century, this character from an Indian epic dramatically demonstrates his ability to fly

Vase with Peaches, China, 1736; this spectacular vase depicts flowering and fruiting peach trees (who knew they existed in China?) to convey an auspicious message of affluence and long life

Vase with Peaches, China, 1736; this spectacular vase depicts flowering and fruiting peach trees (who knew they existed in China?) to convey an auspicious message of affluence and long life

Spring Flowers, Claude Monet, 1864; even though the museum had a large canvas of water lilies, I thought this piece from Monet's early years demonstrated how he later evolved as an artist

Spring Flowers, Claude Monet, 1864; even though the museum had a large canvas of water lilies, I thought this piece from Monet's early years demonstrated how he later evolved as an artist

Console Table and Mirror, Rose Iron Works, Cleveland, 1930; the top prize winner in the museum's 1931 May Show, it remained unsold as the Great Depression took hold (part of exhibit with art made in Cleveland)

Console Table and Mirror, Rose Iron Works, Cleveland, 1930; the top prize winner in the museum's 1931 May Show, it remained unsold as the Great Depression took hold (part of exhibit with art made in Cleveland)

Basin with Inscribed Figures and Calligraphy, Korea, 1300s; the museum is Internationally renowned for its substantial holdings of Asian and Egyptian art

Basin with Inscribed Figures and Calligraphy, Korea, 1300s; the museum is Internationally renowned for its substantial holdings of Asian and Egyptian art

Gray and Gold, John Rogers Cox, 1942; this stunning work is full of symbolism as the artist paints amber waves of grain beneath gathering storm clouds at a time when the US was entering WW2

Gray and Gold, John Rogers Cox, 1942; this stunning work is full of symbolism as the artist paints amber waves of grain beneath gathering storm clouds at a time when the US was entering WW2

Tomb Guardian with Human Face, China, early 700s; designed to ward off evil spirits as well as to keep the soul of the deceased from wandering, it's incredible to think this piece is 1300  years old!

Tomb Guardian with Human Face, China, early 700s; designed to ward off evil spirits as well as to keep the soul of the deceased from wandering, it's incredible to think this piece is 1300+ years old!

Filtered Yellow, Julian Stanczak, 1968; this piece is constructed of hundreds of alternating red and green razor sharp bands that demonstrated a technical mastery matched by few

Filtered Yellow, Julian Stanczak, 1968; this piece is constructed of hundreds of alternating red and green razor sharp bands that demonstrated a technical mastery matched by few

The Annunciation, Johann Michael Duchert, 1750s; individual pieces of ivory were carved or cut to shape for this unique piece and affixed to an ebony plaque (the elegantly carved frame is original to the work)

The Annunciation, Johann Michael Duchert, 1750s; individual pieces of ivory were carved or cut to shape for this unique piece and affixed to an ebony plaque (the elegantly carved frame is original to the work)

Tea and Coffee Service, Faberge, 1895; the museum was huge but lacked the masterpieces of its peers in Chicago, Detroit and Kansas City

Tea and Coffee Service, Faberge, 1895; the museum was huge but lacked the masterpieces of its peers in Chicago, Detroit and Kansas City

Marilyn Monroe, Philippe Halsman, 1952; this photo was used on the cover of the April 7, 1952 Life magazine and was part of a special photography exhibition

Marilyn Monroe, Philippe Halsman, 1952; this photo was used on the cover of the April 7, 1952 Life magazine and was part of a special photography exhibition

Louis XV Savonnerie Carpet with Royal Arms, French, 1740; this spectacular carpet was originally designed for Louis XV's dining room at chateau La Muette

Louis XV Savonnerie Carpet with Royal Arms, French, 1740; this spectacular carpet was originally designed for Louis XV's dining room at chateau La Muette

The Artist's Studio, Johann Georg Platzer, 1740s; I loved this work for the precision and meticulous detail crafted by the artist who specialized in this type of painting

The Artist's Studio, Johann Georg Platzer, 1740s; I loved this work for the precision and meticulous detail crafted by the artist who specialized in this type of painting

The Atalanta Lekythos, attributed to Douris, 500-490 BC; the extraordinarily intact condition and the spirited, yet delicate drawing make this vase one of the finest of its type

The Atalanta Lekythos, attributed to Douris, 500-490 BC; the extraordinarily intact condition and the spirited, yet delicate drawing make this vase one of the finest of its type

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Missouri Botanical Gardens among best in the nation

The Climatron was the world's first geodesic dome greenhouse (1960) and it is filled with 1500  plants from lowland rain forest environments

The Climatron was the world's first geodesic dome greenhouse (1960) and it is filled with 1500+ plants from lowland rain forest environments

The largest Japanese garden in North America was my favorite section of the park; I appreciated that almost every tree and plant was identified

The largest Japanese garden in North America was my favorite section of the park; I appreciated that almost every tree and plant was identified

The Missouri Botanical Garden is the second largest in North America, behind that of the New York Botanical Garden; visiting in late October was not ideal nor was the cold and rainy weather

The Missouri Botanical Garden is the second largest in North America, behind that of the New York Botanical Garden; visiting in late October was not ideal nor was the cold and rainy weather

Construction is underway on a brand new visitor center for the garden scheduled to open in late 2022; it is designed to better handle the 1  million annual visitors

Construction is underway on a brand new visitor center for the garden scheduled to open in late 2022; it is designed to better handle the 1+ million annual visitors

For part of 2006, the Missouri Botanical Garden featured Glass in the Garden, with glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly placed throughout the garden; Sunset Herons is one of four works purchased that remain in the gardens

For part of 2006, the Missouri Botanical Garden featured Glass in the Garden, with glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly placed throughout the garden; Sunset Herons is one of four works purchased that remain in the gardens

The interior of the Climatron was filled with plants from around the world with a focus on unique areas of biodiversity such as Madagascar, admission to the gardens is $14

The interior of the Climatron was filled with plants from around the world with a focus on unique areas of biodiversity such as Madagascar, admission to the gardens is $14

Beautyberry, SE USA (yet I've never seen this plant); the berries were a folk remedy to prevent mosquito bites with four chemicals from the berries now determined to act as a natural insect repellent

Beautyberry, SE USA (yet I've never seen this plant); the berries were a folk remedy to prevent mosquito bites with four chemicals from the berries now determined to act as a natural insect repellent

Each section here features a different type of grass; I found this educational and thought it a very informative display that would be of interest to anyone with a lawn

Each section here features a different type of grass; I found this educational and thought it a very informative display that would be of interest to anyone with a lawn

Mosaic plant, native to South America; my last visit to St. Louis was 40  years ago when my Mom brought my sister and me to Six Flags Over Mid-America, the Gateway Arch and the Anheuser-Busch brewery

Mosaic plant, native to South America; my last visit to St. Louis was 40+ years ago when my Mom brought my sister and me to Six Flags Over Mid-America, the Gateway Arch and the Anheuser-Busch brewery

The Japanese Garden, dedicated in 1977, was designed by a landscape architecture professor from UCLA; it is so authentic that it could be in any Japanese city

The Japanese Garden, dedicated in 1977, was designed by a landscape architecture professor from UCLA; it is so authentic that it could be in any Japanese city

The statue and fountain honor Missouri native George Washington Carver who was the most prominent Black scientist of the early 20th century; I stayed at the River City Casino which I left with a $150 profit!

The statue and fountain honor Missouri native George Washington Carver who was the most prominent Black scientist of the early 20th century; I stayed at the River City Casino which I left with a $150 profit!

The red maples were just past their prime colors; there were a couple of rose gardens that probably look great in the summer but had no blooms this time of year

The red maples were just past their prime colors; there were a couple of rose gardens that probably look great in the summer but had no blooms this time of year

Victory of Science over Ignorance, Carlo Nicoli; a copy of the original (1859) by Vincenzo Consani in the Pitti Palace, Florence; what a perfect statement for our times!

Victory of Science over Ignorance, Carlo Nicoli; a copy of the original (1859) by Vincenzo Consani in the Pitti Palace, Florence; what a perfect statement for our times!

In the spring this becomes a manicured garden of Victorian-style plantings; many buildings and interior exhibits were closed to visitors due to the pandemic

In the spring this becomes a manicured garden of Victorian-style plantings; many buildings and interior exhibits were closed to visitors due to the pandemic

Orchids are one of the most highly evolved plants, fusing their male and female parts into a column; I had planned to visit the free St. Louis Zoo but opted not to in the pouring rain

Orchids are one of the most highly evolved plants, fusing their male and female parts into a column; I had planned to visit the free St. Louis Zoo but opted not to in the pouring rain

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Highlights from Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City,pt 2

Across the grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art lie four large shuttlecocks created by the husband-and-wife team of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen; they are the world's largest shuttlecocks and the symbol for the museum

Across the grounds of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art lie four large shuttlecocks created by the husband-and-wife team of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen; they are the world's largest shuttlecocks and the symbol for the museum

Portrait of the Artist's Sister (Mildred), Thomas Hart Benton, 1913; painted while still in art school, this piece was used as an illustration in Collier's magazine and earned Benton his first widespread publicity

Portrait of the Artist's Sister (Mildred), Thomas Hart Benton, 1913; painted while still in art school, this piece was used as an illustration in Collier's magazine and earned Benton his first widespread publicity

Apple Blossoms, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1930; this is the typical close-up abstraction of a flower that we've come to know as an O'Keeffe

Apple Blossoms, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1930; this is the typical close-up abstraction of a flower that we've come to know as an O'Keeffe

Black and White, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1930; while also painting her famous flowers, the artist also painted more abstract works like this piece inspired by the Texas plains (it's quite abstract!)

Black and White, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1930; while also painting her famous flowers, the artist also painted more abstract works like this piece inspired by the Texas plains (it's quite abstract!)

Gloucester Harbor, Winslow Homer, 1873; the artist is best known for his dark, brooding seascapes of the 1890s but I prefer his earlier works

Gloucester Harbor, Winslow Homer, 1873; the artist is best known for his dark, brooding seascapes of the 1890s but I prefer his earlier works

Olive Trees, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889; this is one of 15 canvases dedicated to olive trees that the artist painted during his stay at an asylum in Saint Remy, France

Olive Trees, Vincent Van Gogh, 1889; this is one of 15 canvases dedicated to olive trees that the artist painted during his stay at an asylum in Saint Remy, France

The Temptation of St. Anthony, Hieronymus Bosch, 1510; people today may recognize the artist more for Michael Connelly's detective rather than the artist he was named after

The Temptation of St. Anthony, Hieronymus Bosch, 1510; people today may recognize the artist more for Michael Connelly's detective rather than the artist he was named after

Portrait of Paul Haviland, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1884; the museum had at least one painting by most of the leading French Impressionists

Portrait of Paul Haviland, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, 1884; the museum had at least one painting by most of the leading French Impressionists

Young Man in a Black Beret, Rembrandt, 1662; the Nelson-Atkins is known for its encyclopedic collection of art from nearly every continent and culture, and especially for its extensive collection of Asian art

Young Man in a Black Beret, Rembrandt, 1662; the Nelson-Atkins is known for its encyclopedic collection of art from nearly every continent and culture, and especially for its extensive collection of Asian art

Zaire centerpiece bowl, Raymond Ruys, 1930; this piece combining African art with Art Deco style won the grand prize at the 1930 International Exposition

Zaire centerpiece bowl, Raymond Ruys, 1930; this piece combining African art with Art Deco style won the grand prize at the 1930 International Exposition

Woman Seated before a Black Background, Henri Matisse, 1942; the artist painted this work in the midst of WW2 and as he was recovering from surgery for stomach cancer

Woman Seated before a Black Background, Henri Matisse, 1942; the artist painted this work in the midst of WW2 and as he was recovering from surgery for stomach cancer

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art building's classical Beaux-Arts architecture style was modeled on the Cleveland Museum of Art; the snowy grounds of the museum contain the largest collection of monumental bronzes by Henry Moore in the United States

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art building's classical Beaux-Arts architecture style was modeled on the Cleveland Museum of Art; the snowy grounds of the museum contain the largest collection of monumental bronzes by Henry Moore in the United States

Fantasy Interior with Jan Steen and the family of Gerrit Schouten, Jan Steen, 1660; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art opened in 1933 and has free admission

Fantasy Interior with Jan Steen and the family of Gerrit Schouten, Jan Steen, 1660; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art opened in 1933 and has free admission

Marcel Duchamp Cast Alive, Marcel Duchamp, 1967; the artist was a chess master and, in the year before his death, cast his right forearm, hand and face in bronze for this work

Marcel Duchamp Cast Alive, Marcel Duchamp, 1967; the artist was a chess master and, in the year before his death, cast his right forearm, hand and face in bronze for this work

Rose with Gray, Vasily Kandinsky, 1924; the artist had synesthesia so when he saw colors, he heard sounds, and when he heard sounds, he saw colors

Rose with Gray, Vasily Kandinsky, 1924; the artist had synesthesia so when he saw colors, he heard sounds, and when he heard sounds, he saw colors

White Lilacs in a Crystal Vase, Edouard Manet, 1883; in the last year of his life, the artist was confined to his home yet was able to paint amazing works of bouquets brought by friends

White Lilacs in a Crystal Vase, Edouard Manet, 1883; in the last year of his life, the artist was confined to his home yet was able to paint amazing works of bouquets brought by friends

The Eruption of Vesuvius, Sebastian Pether, 1825; in this dramatic scene the artist is painting the historic eruption that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD based on the only written, eyewitness account

The Eruption of Vesuvius, Sebastian Pether, 1825; in this dramatic scene the artist is painting the historic eruption that destroyed Pompeii in 79 AD based on the only written, eyewitness account

Untitled, Miami Beach, Florida (5th Street Gym), Gordon Parks, 1966; this was my favorite photo from an exhibit by this famed Life magazine photographer

Untitled, Miami Beach, Florida (5th Street Gym), Gordon Parks, 1966; this was my favorite photo from an exhibit by this famed Life magazine photographer

Still Life with Brushes, Shell and Star Fish, Roy Lichtenstein, 1972; known as the leading painter of the Pop Art movement, Lichtenstein offered a new take on the traditional still life in comic strip form

Still Life with Brushes, Shell and Star Fish, Roy Lichtenstein, 1972; known as the leading painter of the Pop Art movement, Lichtenstein offered a new take on the traditional still life in comic strip form

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Pittsburgh Story Told at Terrific Heinz History Center

Since the museum is named after Senator John Heinz, there had to be an exhibit with everything Heinz; founded in 1869, Heinz became a worldwide processed food giant before merging with Kraft in 2015

Since the museum is named after Senator John Heinz, there had to be an exhibit with everything Heinz; founded in 1869, Heinz became a worldwide processed food giant before merging with Kraft in 2015

1936 Ford DeLuxe Sedan with stainless steel body; this car is one of six designed by Alleghany Steel and Ford to demonstrate the practical and promotional uses of stainless steel

1936 Ford DeLuxe Sedan with stainless steel body; this car is one of six designed by Alleghany Steel and Ford to demonstrate the practical and promotional uses of stainless steel

This 1845 decanter was made by a Pittsburgh company; there was an excellent exhibit of glass pieces made by Pittsburgh companies and an explanation for the many different uses of glass

This 1845 decanter was made by a Pittsburgh company; there was an excellent exhibit of glass pieces made by Pittsburgh companies and an explanation for the many different uses of glass

This is the old set from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood which ran from 1968 to 2001; the program was critically acclaimed for focusing on children's emotional and physical concerns, such as death, sibling rivalry, school enrollment, and divorce

This is the old set from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood which ran from 1968 to 2001; the program was critically acclaimed for focusing on children's emotional and physical concerns, such as death, sibling rivalry, school enrollment, and divorce

Considered one of the most acclaimed and controversial plays in all of sports, the Immaculate Reception by Franco Harris against the Oakland Raiders happened in December, 1972

Considered one of the most acclaimed and controversial plays in all of sports, the Immaculate Reception by Franco Harris against the Oakland Raiders happened in December, 1972

Westinghouse, based in Pittsburgh, was an industrial powerhouse manufacturing virtually every electrical product needed in a home; they acquired CBS in 1995 before being acquired by Viacom in 1999

Westinghouse, based in Pittsburgh, was an industrial powerhouse manufacturing virtually every electrical product needed in a home; they acquired CBS in 1995 before being acquired by Viacom in 1999

Fans were first urged to bring Terrible Towels to Three Rivers Stadium in 1975; a die-hard Steelers fan made this towel which he would drape over the end-zone railing

Fans were first urged to bring Terrible Towels to Three Rivers Stadium in 1975; a die-hard Steelers fan made this towel which he would drape over the end-zone railing

This is the 1955 Topps rookie baseball card for Roberto Clemente; he played right field for the Pirates where he had perhaps the best-ever throwing arm in baseball

This is the 1955 Topps rookie baseball card for Roberto Clemente; he played right field for the Pirates where he had perhaps the best-ever throwing arm in baseball

This iconic poster was created for Westinghouse to recruit female workers during World War 2; it is now a ubiquitous symbol of strength

This iconic poster was created for Westinghouse to recruit female workers during World War 2; it is now a ubiquitous symbol of strength

The first Jeep was designed by the American Bantam Company in just 49 days; deemed too small to mass produce the Jeep, Bantam actually produced just the Jeep trailers

The first Jeep was designed by the American Bantam Company in just 49 days; deemed too small to mass produce the Jeep, Bantam actually produced just the Jeep trailers

Dr. Jonas Salk-autographed polio vaccine; the 1952 U.S. epidemic, in which 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with some form of paralysis, was the worst polio outbreak in the nation's history, and most of its victims were children

Dr. Jonas Salk-autographed polio vaccine; the 1952 U.S. epidemic, in which 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with some form of paralysis, was the worst polio outbreak in the nation's history, and most of its victims were children

The Mel Brooks-created comedy Get Smart was one of my favorite shows growing up; it ran originally from 1965-1970 and starred Don Adams and Barbara Feldon (who was from Pittsburgh and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon)

The Mel Brooks-created comedy Get Smart was one of my favorite shows growing up; it ran originally from 1965-1970 and starred Don Adams and Barbara Feldon (who was from Pittsburgh and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon)

Barry Bonds had 6 seasons with the Pirates where he emerged as one of the best players in baseball; PNC Park opened in 2001 and replaced Three Rivers Stadium

Barry Bonds had 6 seasons with the Pirates where he emerged as one of the best players in baseball; PNC Park opened in 2001 and replaced Three Rivers Stadium

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Selected standouts from the NC Museum of Art

After the Mona Lisa 2, Devorah Sperber, 2005; my favorite work in the museum is composed of almost 5200 spools of thread!

After the Mona Lisa 2, Devorah Sperber, 2005; my favorite work in the museum is composed of almost 5200 spools of thread!

The Three Shades, Rodin; the museum is well-known for its more than 30 Rodin sculptures (most of which are indoors)

The Three Shades, Rodin; the museum is well-known for its more than 30 Rodin sculptures (most of which are indoors)

Three Graces: Les Trois Femmes Noires, Mickalene Thomas, 2011; I loved this modern take on a popular theme showing empowered Black women in glitzy and fearless poses

Three Graces: Les Trois Femmes Noires, Mickalene Thomas, 2011; I loved this modern take on a popular theme showing empowered Black women in glitzy and fearless poses

Wild Turkey, John James Audubon; Audubon always painted birds life-size, usually in motion and with incredible detail

Wild Turkey, John James Audubon; Audubon always painted birds life-size, usually in motion and with incredible detail

Statue of Bacchus, 1st century; Roman god of wine is made of marbles from Italy, Greece and Turkey; impressive analysis on how scientists determined origination of body parts

Statue of Bacchus, 1st century; Roman god of wine is made of marbles from Italy, Greece and Turkey; impressive analysis on how scientists determined origination of body parts

Song for my Father, George McKim, 2018; this was my favorite piece from an exhibit on contemporary art from NC artists

Song for my Father, George McKim, 2018; this was my favorite piece from an exhibit on contemporary art from NC artists

Summer's Where You'll Find Me, Louise Jones, 2018; the museum was free but special exhibits on Senegalese gold and Leonardo's drawings would have been $18

Summer's Where You'll Find Me, Louise Jones, 2018; the museum was free but special exhibits on Senegalese gold and Leonardo's drawings would have been $18

Lunar Bird, Joan Miro, 1945; the museum has a nice amphitheater for outdoor performances as well as a huge screen to show movies in the summer

Lunar Bird, Joan Miro, 1945; the museum has a nice amphitheater for outdoor performances as well as a huge screen to show movies in the summer

Shape Shifter, Allora and Calzadilla, 2013; this work is made of used sandpaper from various construction sites around Puerto Rico

Shape Shifter, Allora and Calzadilla, 2013; this work is made of used sandpaper from various construction sites around Puerto Rico

Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge, Henry Moore, 1961; I have always been puzzled by the fame of Moore since I just don't see the artistry or technical expertise

Large Standing Figure: Knife Edge, Henry Moore, 1961; I have always been puzzled by the fame of Moore since I just don't see the artistry or technical expertise

Lines That Link Humanity, El Anatsui, 2008; this work is made of discarded aluminum and copper wire; the artist is from Ghana with the museum having a large number of works from Ghanian artists

Lines That Link Humanity, El Anatsui, 2008; this work is made of discarded aluminum and copper wire; the artist is from Ghana with the museum having a large number of works from Ghanian artists

Cebolla Church, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1945; the artist passed by this NM church often and thought it represented the difficult life of the locals

Cebolla Church, Georgia O'Keeffe, 1945; the artist passed by this NM church often and thought it represented the difficult life of the locals

Tar Baby vs Saint Sebastian, Michael Richards, 1999; this work honors the Tuskegee Airmen, the heroic African American pilots from WW2; the artist died on 9/11/01 in his studio in the World Trade Center

Tar Baby vs Saint Sebastian, Michael Richards, 1999; this work honors the Tuskegee Airmen, the heroic African American pilots from WW2; the artist died on 9/11/01 in his studio in the World Trade Center

In a Japanese Garden, Harry Humphrey Moore, 1888; one of the first American artists to visit Japan, Moore was known for his highly detailed, exotic images

In a Japanese Garden, Harry Humphrey Moore, 1888; one of the first American artists to visit Japan, Moore was known for his highly detailed, exotic images

Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinee, Mary Cassatt, 1878; the artist was the only American accepted into the inner circle of the French Impressionists

Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinee, Mary Cassatt, 1878; the artist was the only American accepted into the inner circle of the French Impressionists

The Seine at Giverny, Morning Mists, Claude Monet, 1897; the artist is known for his series paintings where he experimented with varying conditions of light, time and atmosphere

The Seine at Giverny, Morning Mists, Claude Monet, 1897; the artist is known for his series paintings where he experimented with varying conditions of light, time and atmosphere

Charles Davis, Gilbert Stuart, 1809; best known for painting George Washington (on the one dollar bill, for example), the artist gives us a glimpse of early American hairstyles in this work

Charles Davis, Gilbert Stuart, 1809; best known for painting George Washington (on the one dollar bill, for example), the artist gives us a glimpse of early American hairstyles in this work

Spring on the Missouri, Thomas Hart Benton, 1945; the museum is located where a large prison once stood

Spring on the Missouri, Thomas Hart Benton, 1945; the museum is located where a large prison once stood

Winter 1946, Andrew Wyeth, 1946; the museum features more than 40 galleries as well as more than a dozen major works of art in the nation's largest museum park with 164 acres

Winter 1946, Andrew Wyeth, 1946; the museum features more than 40 galleries as well as more than a dozen major works of art in the nation's largest museum park with 164 acres

The Saint-Sever Bridge, Rouen: Mist, Camille Pissarro, 1896; the artist was inspired by the success of Monet's Rouen paintings and, rather than the cathedral, selected bridges over the Seine for his works

The Saint-Sever Bridge, Rouen: Mist, Camille Pissarro, 1896; the artist was inspired by the success of Monet's Rouen paintings and, rather than the cathedral, selected bridges over the Seine for his works

Israel and the Law, John Singer Sargent, 1908; although the most celebrated portrait painter of his day, the artist staked his reputation on a series of murals for the Boston Public Library

Israel and the Law, John Singer Sargent, 1908; although the most celebrated portrait painter of his day, the artist staked his reputation on a series of murals for the Boston Public Library

Gyre, Thomas Sayre, 1999; there are miles of trails in the museum park that were popular with runners, dog walkers and photographers

Gyre, Thomas Sayre, 1999; there are miles of trails in the museum park that were popular with runners, dog walkers and photographers

Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon, Lucas Cranach the Younger, 1558;  the museum opened in 1956 as the first major museum collection in the country to be formed by state legislation and funding

Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon, Lucas Cranach the Younger, 1558; the museum opened in 1956 as the first major museum collection in the country to be formed by state legislation and funding

Capriccio: The Rialto Bridge and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Canaletto, 1750; one of the most easily recognizable artists, Canaletto painted so many views of Venice that still look much the same almost 300 years later

Capriccio: The Rialto Bridge and the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore, Canaletto, 1750; one of the most easily recognizable artists, Canaletto painted so many views of Venice that still look much the same almost 300 years later

A Tough Story, John George Brown, 1886; the artist painted these boys in an almost three dimensional view and with incredible detail

A Tough Story, John George Brown, 1886; the artist painted these boys in an almost three dimensional view and with incredible detail

Predella panel of the Gavari altarpiece (San Domenico, Citta di Castello): St. Jerome Saving Sylvanus and Punishing the Heretic Sabinianus, Raphael, 1503; even though admission is free, right now you need a timed ticket as attendance is limited

Predella panel of the Gavari altarpiece (San Domenico, Citta di Castello): St. Jerome Saving Sylvanus and Punishing the Heretic Sabinianus, Raphael, 1503; even though admission is free, right now you need a timed ticket as attendance is limited

Wind Sculpture II, Yinka Shonibare, 2013; the most colorful piece in the museum park demonstrates the use of fabric as an expression of cultural identity

Wind Sculpture II, Yinka Shonibare, 2013; the most colorful piece in the museum park demonstrates the use of fabric as an expression of cultural identity

View of Dresden with the Frauenkirche at Left, Bernardo Bellotto, 1747; Dresden is one of the most under-rated German cities to visit having been totally rebuilt after being destroyed in WW2

View of Dresden with the Frauenkirche at Left, Bernardo Bellotto, 1747; Dresden is one of the most under-rated German cities to visit having been totally rebuilt after being destroyed in WW2

The Provincial Roman Synod of 1725, Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Pier Leone Ghezzi, 1725; in this huge work the detail is incredible as each person would be easily identifiable

The Provincial Roman Synod of 1725, Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Pier Leone Ghezzi, 1725; in this huge work the detail is incredible as each person would be easily identifiable

Hydria, 320 BC; the museum had a large collection of Roman and Greek antiquities as well as pieces from ancient Egypt

Hydria, 320 BC; the museum had a large collection of Roman and Greek antiquities as well as pieces from ancient Egypt

Sir William Pepperrell and his Family, John Singleton Copley, 1778; the artist was regarded as the finest portrait painter in the American colonies but fled to London at the start of the revolution

Sir William Pepperrell and his Family, John Singleton Copley, 1778; the artist was regarded as the finest portrait painter in the American colonies but fled to London at the start of the revolution

Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite, Albert Bierstadt, 1871; the artist is famous for his dramatic portrayals of scenery from the Western US at a time when the area was largely unknown

Bridal Veil Falls, Yosemite, Albert Bierstadt, 1871; the artist is famous for his dramatic portrayals of scenery from the Western US at a time when the area was largely unknown

The Yellow Porch: Sheridan County, Nebraska, Andrew Moore, 2017; this stark painting of an abandoned farm could almost be a photograph

The Yellow Porch: Sheridan County, Nebraska, Andrew Moore, 2017; this stark painting of an abandoned farm could almost be a photograph

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