Location Country: United States




Dish with copper-red glaze, Ming dynasty, porcelain with copper-red glaze; on the base, a six-character cobalt-oxide (blue reign mark in a double circle under colorless glaze, c. 1426-35, 4.6 x 22 cm (Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.: Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment and Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, F2015.2a-b)
A red so rare, so impossible to make, the process was lost before the end of the Ming Dynasty.

A Ritual Ming dish










John Sloan, Movies, 1913, oil on canvas, 50.3 x 61 cm (Toledo Museum of Art)
When movies were new and lights transformed the darkened city streets.

John Sloan, Movies






Marisol Escobar, The Party, 1965-66, fifteen freestanding, life-size figures and three wall panels, with painted and carved wood, mirrors, plastic, television set, clothes, shoes, glasses, and other accessories, variable dimensions (Toledo Museum of Art, © artist’s estate)
At this party, everyone has the same face and seems profoundly alone.

Marisol, The Party



Aaron Douglas, Aspiration, 1936, oil on canvas, 152.4 x 152.4 cm (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Aspiration was one of only two panels to survive the Texas Centennial where it pointed to a future that transcended the racism of the day.

Aaron Douglas, Aspiration