Sunday, April 21, 2013

Minneapolis Institute of Art (4/21/2013)

Sunday, April 20, 2013
After the American Swedish Institute, we went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art:
Look! A Taihu rock!
We headed to the third floor and started in the Folk Art Gallery.
Platform Rocking Chair (circa 1880-90) by Wenzel Friedrich (American designer from Texas, born Bohemia in 1827):
Made with horn, ivory and glass with ocelot upholstery.

Prairie School Architecture and Design Gallery:
Silver coffee & tea service (circa 1912) by George Washington Maher:
Desk by Stickley:
Desk detail:
Dining set (1904) by Frank Lloyd Wright:
Hallway (circa 1915) by Frank Lloyd Wright removed from the Little House which was demolished:
On the way to the Photography Gallery:
Coaci Inkstand (1792) by Vincenzo Coaci:
A leather cover for the inkstand above:
Jewelry Box (circa 1730) by Giovanni Battista Foggini:
Gauntlets (1544) by Ulrich Holzman:
Modern & Contemporary Galleries:
Constructed Head No 2 (1916) by Naum Gabo:
Head (1911-1912) by Amedeo Modigliano:
A man in a tie giving a private tour to a woman proclaimed these two sculptures as the most important contemporary pieces in the Minneapolis Institute of Art. The latter is said to be one of seven heads which was photographed in Modigliano's studio. They were to be part of a "temple of beauty" that was never realized. Friends report that at night Modigilano would place lighted candles on top of the heads at night, and under the influence of marijuana, he would embrace them.
Tatra T87 Sedan (1948) by Hans Ledwinka:
Nocturne Radio (circa 1917) by Walter Dorwin Teague:
Chair (1905) by Josef Hoffman & Clock (1899) by Josef Maria Olbrich:
Cabinet (circa 1898) by Ernest Archibald Taylor:
Decorative Arts and Period Rooms:
MacFarlane Memorial Room:
Biedermeier secretary (1834):
Photo of the secretary when open:
Third Avenue Entrance Hall:
Sunburst (1999) by Dale Chihuly:
Museum Shop Lobby:
Ahab (1953) by Alexander Calder:

On Franklin Street, rental bikes:
Dinner tonight was Neopolitan-style pizza at Punch near the University of Minnesota Stadium.

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