Category: Museum

Phillips Museum interior

Inside of the Phillips Collection Museum in Washington DC with “Figure of the Oriental Theater,” by Paul Klee in the foreground and “Luncheon of the Boating Party” (1881) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the background.

The Phillips Collection, opened in 1921, is America’s first museum of modern art.

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Tibetan, copper figurine of Manjusri

Tibetan figurine of a wrathful Manjusri, with copper gild, at Shanghai Art Museum. From the Qing dynasty era (1664 to 1911).

Je Tsongkhapa, who founded the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, is said to have received his teachings from visions of Mañjuśrī.

Within Esoteric Buddhism, Mañjuśrī is a meditational deity, and considered a fully enlightened Buddha. In the Shingon school of Esoteric Buddhism, he is one of the thirteen deities to whom disciples devote themselves. He figures extensively in many Esoteric Buddhist texts such as the Mañjuśrī-mūla-kalpa and the Mañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti.

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photo of the  Statue of Amenhotep III by John Hunter

Colossal Statue of Amenhotep III Reinscribed by Merneptah, 1390–1353 B.C.. The statue is from Thebes, Luxor, in the Temple of Amun.

The Temple of Dendur, in the background, was built during the reign of Augustus Caesar in the Roman period.

The room in the Metropolitan museum is quite excellent with a huge window looking into Central Park.

See more photos of my visit to the Met. And more photos around NYC. And photos from my trip to Egypt.

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photo of Stuart Davis painting at LACMA

Stuart Davis Painting, Los Angels County Museum of Art

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photo of Assyrian relief carving of man with wings

The winged genie is shown holding a conical fruit which has presumably been dipped into a bucket of pollen held in preparation for fertilizing the Tree of Life, an important symbol in Assyrian religious belief.

I took these photos at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The reliefs are from interior walls of the palace of Ashurnasirpal II who reigned from 883 to 859 BC. He was the first Assyrian king to use carved reliefs on the interior walls of a palace at the site of Kalhu (now called Nimrud).

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photo of close up detail of Starry Night Over The Rhone painting by Vincent van Gogh

Close up of detail of Starry Night Over The Rhone by Vincent van Gogh by John Hunter

Close up detail of Starry Night Over The Rhone by Vincent van Gogh at the Dreams and Reality Exhibit at the Singapore Art Museum. The Museum D’Orsay in Paris, France provided the exhibit from their collection.

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photo of Egyptian Hieroglyph carving

Egyptian Hieroglyphs at the Met in New York City

From the Met’s Egyptian collection.

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photo of sculpture by Picasso of a goat skill and statue

Goat Skull and Bottle by Pablo Picasso, 1951. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Statue of King Mankaure and his Queen (Ancient Egypt)

Statue of King Mankaure (also know as Mycerimus) and his queen (probably Kha_merer-nebty II) from the great Ancient Egyptian art collection at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

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Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat

Georges Seurat’s painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. The inspiration for the musical, Sunday in the Park with George.