Sunday in Hartford was bone-chilling. A good day to stay inside. So, I went to the art museum.
This is a nose.
See? I told you. Chuck Close, Self Portrait (2007).
Different works catch your eye on different visits to a museum. On Sunday I was captivated by black on white swan (2016) by American artist Vanessa German. It is assembled from porcelain dolls, shells, keys, bottles, buttons and the like. German intends the work as contemporary social commentary as well as a reference to figures that ward off evil in Congolese communities.
In an exhibition of paintings by 18th and 19th century American artist John Trumbull, a man standing near me seemed to know a lot about the exhibition. With good reason. Meet Tom Loughman,
who became the director of the Wadsworth Atheneum a year ago.
A security guard (right) showed a patron something about a large painting in an exhibition of woodblock prints and paintings by the 18th century Japanese artist Utamaro.
A bored security guard looked into Morgan Great Hall.
Another security guard. This one is Lola.
Lola posed in front of Helen Frankenthaler's Sea Picture in Black (1959).