For the benefit of all


There is something about a monumental space that makes one understand that big, grand things are attainable, and that one can be part of them.  This monumental space is the new Ames Atrium of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

This morning was 9591 Iris’s first visit ever to the Cleveland Museum of Art – 9591 Iris is embarrassed to confess this.

I’m going to be showing some of the things I saw today, but for now, here’s a look at one bit, a detail from an abstract by Gerhard Richter, pretty much my favorite living visual artist – a painting entirely new to me – sublime, dense, powerful.
Here is something else about the Cleveland Museum of Art.  It was founded in 1913 “for the benefit of all the people forever,” and it is still, today, free to all.

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