Originally Posted by Bounder
Very cool. Highlights?
Overwhelmingly American Masters (there is some more modern work (not counting special exhibitions) but 19th Century American predominates). I recall in particular some small Kensett's and a tiny Frederic Church (and a much larger Durand) , but also a large Vedder. My favorite was a Winslow Homer watercolor. Not so much because it was so great, though it was beautiful. But because it was covered with a red velvet curtain suspended on a brass rod. We walked over to it, he pulled back the curtain, we looked at it and he then replaced the curtain. I mentioned it to my daughter that evening who said , "oh, yeah, like the painting of My Last Duchess in Browning's poem." I had no idea what she was talking about, so she showed it to me. That made me immensely happy.
In any event, the place was overwhelming and it is not possible to get a good sense of what is there on a quick, post-lunch tour. I doubt most of the members even know unless they are particularly interested and take the time to look around or read about it.