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.
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.
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.
Stuart Davis Painting, Los Angels County Museum of Art
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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).
I actually like this piece at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). But if you find it too cute, the museum has tons of great fine art. Definitely worth a visit if you are in LA and like fine art.
Goat Skull and Bottle by Pablo Picasso, 1951. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.