Thursday, May 16, 2013

Columbus Museum Of Art for “Museum Monday”

The Columbus Museum Of Art..A Stop On The National Road

MQTlogoa Spending a little Quality Time at The Columbus Museum Of Art..American Early Modernism, Nineteenth-Century American & More…



Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.

Custodian, from 1963, was likely influenced by the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement.  by Robert Gwathmey READ MORE


The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


I always like a parade..Never saw one like this..After doing a Google search I see I’ve just not been in the right spot LOL.


A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. Anne Roiphe


I would rather be at the beach than clean an attic.


1930s America's Great Depression - Jobs & Art Across the Decade Check out this blog Really Good


The Herrin Massacre: In less than twenty-four hours, a total of eighteen nonunion workers, professional strike breakers, and some employees of a Chicago detective agency were ruthlessly killed. READ MORE..Only six men were ever indicted for the massacre, and both trials ended in acquittals for all the defendants. READ MORE.

DSC_0091  Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. David Hume


Kevin Young's "Watching the Good Trains Go By: A Suite of Poems to Accompany Collages by Romare Bearden". CLICK


THE ART OF WALTER QUIRT.. CLICK do a little research and see if Mr. Quirt thought  capitalism was a source of universal human suffering.


Archibald J. Motley, “Motley portrays the young woman poised, with quiet innocence and purity. As a result, black beauty is depicted as an entity that is innocent, unthreatening, and capable of sophistication and style.” READ MORE


For a A digital recreation of and story behind the Edward Hopper painting, "Morning Sun," CLICK (short and very well done)


Was Lana Turner  "discovered"  while sitting at the soda fountain counter at Schwab’s Pharmacy? CLICK to find out


Let  Rock Hudson show you how to be a Soda Jerk CLICK (do you remember Rock Hudson?)


JONES, JOE (1909–1963) "professor of wheat" If you want to know anything about the Great Plains check out this link.


Remembering EMERSON BURKHART.Was “Linda” the last person to see him alive??? CLICK You will be surprised…..


Amazing what you find when you do a little research..  The painting above is by Ben Shahn.. Well Mr. Shahn was also a photographer and this is what I found::

downtownlancasterMain Street Lancaster,Ohio… My home town…1930’s……  Photographs by Ben Shahn


Clarence Holbrook Carter.. Jane and Dora are picking up pieces of coal that fell on the tracks as the train went by, to use in their homes. FYI:: The advertising director of the American Locomotive Co. saw the painting and commissioned Mr. Carter to create another fascinating painting of the railroad track without the receding figures of the two women.This new painting titled “What’s around the bend” was then used as advertising in the nations leading magazines. CLICK to learn a little more.


“Look at nature, work independently, and solve your own problems.”  Winslow Homer .. Was Winslow Homer’s studio originally a horse barn? CLICK


Albert Bierstadt.. Bierstadt always loved mountains, and he visited the White Mountains before he left for Dusseldorf, for his signature appears in the register on top of Mount Washington on August 11, 1852. More info CLICK..Where is Mount Bierstadt ? Check out the summit of Mt. Washington CLICK..Joe Todd was there LOL…


Thomas Cole another lover of the White Mountains.. You will just have to find your own links for this one.LOL

DSC_0228I started this post last Sunday and today is Thursday.(A little late/early for a Museum Monday LOL) The Columbus Museum of Art is really a must see and I found researching the artists and photos was really really fascinating. Hope you enjoy the art and if you don’t check out some of the links you will be missing out.. Have  a great day…. 

The Columbus Museum Of Art..A Stop On The National Road



Betsy Banks Adams said...

Looks like a great museum. Doing the research to learn about the artists has to be very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful museum; I love that it lets you take pictures..thanks for sharing them.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Whoa, what great post. That is a museum with some nice stuff.

My grandmother used to tell me about picking up dropped coal along the railroad track to use at home during the depression.

genie said...

This is my first visit to your blog. How in the world have I missed it? And it looks like you all are neighbors we would love to meet. Buddy has hiked AT (2001) as well as the Long Trail, mts. of NH and Maine, parts of the Pacific Crest Trail, The Whites, The Cascades, and now we drive AT shuttles and put up return hikers in the house. It is wonderful. I am a retired school teacher and Buddy the retired manager of Lexington ABC Store. He still does work part time there and at the Outfitters. My email is on my blog and would love to touch bases with y'all. Oh, and I adore art museums. Your captures of the art works are heavenly. genie

TONY LETTS said...

lovely images- thanks Joe :)

mun said...

Thank you for sharing these great paintings. Since I can't visit America, I get to see these art work through your blog. Sad to read about the Herrin Massacre where everyone charged was acquitted.