Here I am with the Dale Chihuly sculpture (I believe installed in conjunction with the 2011 “Through the Looking Glass” Exhibit) at Boston’s Museum of Fine Art. This is one of my favorite museums because it has such strong collections across the board, but in particular wonderful pieces in its Modern American and European exhibits.
What color does the sculpture look to you? I think I see it differently than intended. To me, it looks yellow. It is supposed to be green.
Fidéle’s gorgeous wooden bed was on display, along with many photographs of Barnes, his wife, and the pup.
The collection itself is amazing. Unlike most museums which are organized around historical period, the pieces in the Barnes foundation are grouped according to formal design element. A certain line may be reflected in a modern painting and an ancient African mask as well as a hinge or doorstop. It’s a very different and fascinating approach. Additionally, the collection features more Modigliani than I’ve ever seen before in one place, along with many Picasso and Renoir. This is a museum I’d like to return to soon. If you are in Philadelphia, I encourage you to visit the collection.