Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Norton Museum

Mervin Jules: "Dog Wagon" (1940)

Wayne Thiebaud, "Neapolitan Pie"

Ming Dynasty: Tomb furnishings for the dead to eat

Quing Dynasty: Bit of a carved lacquer screen
Note teapot!

We spent a couple of hours yesterday at the excellent Norton museum in Palm Beach. The Chinese collection included many beautiful jade, lapis, and quartz vessels, ancient bronzes, Han Dynasty and other horses, and porcelain representing all the colors. The Impressionist collection was small but remarkably representative of most of the painters. The 19th and 20th century American collections were delightful. What a wonderful surprise! I selected the above works because of the food themes. Needless to say, most of the works were not food-themed!

AND of course, dinner, which we ate at a Greek restaurant with Jean, Jack, and their friends Barbara and Jerry.

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