One of the nice things about the North Carolina Museum of Art is that it has a collection encompassing many major art movements. I think of the museum as an art sampler that whets your appetite for more.
My favorites are below, with a quick description. I come back to these pieces every time I stop at the museum.
I love the timeless beauty of this second century Roman mosaic floor:
A Roman funerary steele. I find it very touching:
Of course, there is a large collection of early Colonial artwork:
There are several Monet paintings:
I appreciate the sitter’s vivacity in this Cassatt portrait:
This religious triptych is quite beautiful and portrays the awe felt by the painter:
And sadly, as a divorced person I relate strongly to Lipman’s Bride sculpture of broken glassware. Nothing else could describe the turmoil of a destroyed marriage so clearly: