This past week I was in Minneapolis visiting a friend, and was able to pay a brief visit to the Minneapolis Museum of Art, I have visited a few times before, and have been very impressed with their wide ranging collection. This time, I meandered upstairs to the 3rd floor, where the Kunin Collection of American art was on display. It is an exceptional collection of art from the start of the 20th century to its midpoint, and is the result of a donation by Myron Kunin, a Minneapolis businessman and discerning collector. Many of the artists featured can be difficult to find in San Francisco museums, so I was particularly pleased to see several pieces by the painter Walt Kuhn. Kuhn was a realist painter who, in this series, was specializing in portraits of circus clowns and performers. One piece in particular, a detail of which is shown below, I found really lovely. It is of an acrobat, and is titled "Roberto." If you have a chance, visit that collection, and take a look at that painting.
5/20/2016 04:11:44 pm
Intense image, Bob, I've only been to the Walker which was quite a nice museum.
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