We enjoy art museums. But after about an hour, we're like the student in the Farside cartoon who asks "Can I be excused? My head is full."
So we spent just about an hour at a museum just ten miles miles my Mom's house: Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.
About Oberlin College: It's the first coeducational college in the USA and the first to admit African Americans. Oberlin College also has the oldest music conservatory in the country. Michelle Obama gave the commencement address last Monday. And, Oberlin College's art museum has been described as one of he best college or university art museums in the country.
On display were sculptures from 3000 BC (three thousand!), contemporary art, paintings by the masters, Biblical-based paintings from the 1500s and 1600s, etc. Very nice.
|Clockwise from top left; Wisteria as painted by Monet near the end of his life; "The Death of Adonis" by Gaulli circa 1683; "Young Girl Seated" by Matisse on the right; and a Diego Rivera self portrait.|