Georgia O’Keefe, My America

Today Mom and I went back to the Georgia O’Keefe Color and Conservation exhibition at the Memorial Art Gallery, which was as excellent as it was the first time.

Another exhibition opened at the Memorial Art Gallery between the last time we saw the Georgia O’Keefe exhibition and today entitled My America which is artwork from The Jewish Museum Collection done between 1900-1955. This painting by Henry Koerner ripped my heart out of my chest and I haven’t been able to get it back in yet:

Koerner Henry - My Parents EX2006.GG4.31

It is a entitled My Parents I, done in 1944, a tempera on masonite painting of the artist’s parents done three years after they were murdered in a concentration camp. The ball of yarn winding around the chandelier represents something, damned if I remember exactly what because I was too emotional about this painting to remember what the label said. Which is another reason for museums to put their musuem exhibitions online.

On a much happier note, it was another gorgeous day today. It’s hard to believe it’s the end of November!