Completely delighted how vast and terrific the Toledo Museum of Art was. Not only a well-rounded collection, there were a lot of heavy hitters included — and speaking of heavy-hitters, that goes to explain why they have so many notable pieces. The city is not so far from Detroit, meaning they had a good number of very helpful patrons.
All pics are here in my Flickr, but some highlights:
Anila Quayyum Agha — click through her other installations
Diana Al-Hadid, The Seventh Month
Edward Hopper, Two on the Aisle — this one is actually his first major theater painting, and the people getting into their seats are him and his wife
Frank Stella, Lac Laronge IV
Donis Dayan Llago, White House
John Singer Sargent, Princess Demidoff
Joan Miro, Woman Haunted by the Passage of the Bird-Dragonfly Omen of Bad News — from his “savage period”. He originally had this hung *in his children’s nursery* and it was only years later that he mentioned the title of the piece and that it was painted in response to the signing of the Munich Agreement. This was the deal after which Churchill told Chamberlain, “You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour and you will have war.”
Viola Frey, Man and World
Louis Comfort Tiffany, Hispano-Moresque Electrolier (apparently if you have a chandelier that is electric, voila, you have an electrolier).
Frederic Remington, The Bronco Buster — I read earlier this year that this piece is no longer in the Oval Office since Biden became President. It has been a fixture there for every President since Jimmy Carter.
Vincent van Gogh, Wheat Fields with Reaper, Auvers — a scene from the town he lived the last couple years of his life
Vincent van Gogh, Houses at Auvers — another painting from the end of his life.
Claude Monet, Water Lilies — one of his ~250 water lily paintings
And finally, they actually have a room dedicated to the sculpted arcade from the Monastery of St.-Pons-de-Thomieres