Author Archives: Catherine Sawinski

From the Collection–Virgin and Child by Nardo di Cione

As Christmas approaches, it seems appropriate to take a closer look at one of the highlights of the European galleries: Virgin and Child by Nardo di Cione (Italian, ca. 1320–1365 or 1366) in Gallery #4. Nardo was one of three … Continue reading

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Mezzanine Rotation–Rembrandt and the Natural World

Until February 9, the mezzanine will display works on paper that celebrate the natural world.  You will not only have the opportunity to see a selection of our fantastic Rembrandt etchings and landscapes by other Dutch artists, but you’ll also … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Drawing in the Sand by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

A young boy kneels at the beach, drawing a sailboat into the wet sand with a stick.  The sun beats on his bare skin and makes him almost glow with warmth and light.  Behind him, water licks at his feet, … Continue reading

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From the Collection–Chestnut Bowl and Stand

What do you know about chestnuts?  You might think of the opening lines of The Christmas Song (“chestnuts roasting on an open fire…”).  The song is a sure sign that Christmas is coming, but how many of us have actually … Continue reading

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Out of the Vault–A Selection from Mr. Layton’s Gallery

Last month we explored the history of the salon-hang style used in Gallery 10, which has been reopened as Mr. Layton’s Gallery.  A glance around tells a lot about what kind of art was popular in the late 19th century … Continue reading

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