so the collections have been evaluated for the trustee in bankruptcy at 4.3 billion or some such gigantic number but seriously- could even a lawyer (yes I know, but it takes one to know one) really sell off the art of a city as if it were a bunch of file cabinets or desks????
the next photos are generally things that just caught my eye- sometimes smaller details from larger paintings sometimes the whole painting-
in this detail you can see an example of the deterioration of some of the works
but many things were in perfect condition-
there was a fabulous display in the household art collection where the table was set with items from their collection and a multicourse meal was enacted on the video display table- what a meal! I wish we had time for me to take each course because it sounded incredible!
perhaps the most famous works in the building are the Diego Rivera murals -
the physical building is also worthy of closer examination - with a lovely courtyard recreation of a northern European building from the Dutch masters era where they have a very nice cafe...
the grand hall-
more from the collections-
and I will end with a collage of DIA ladies- and a sign that made me laugh-
because I was wondering if anyone else read it the way I did and was hoping for some elaborate recreation of a dutch home from the golden age complete with the WC (which was probably an outhouse anyway- LOL)
next up Toledo!