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Sister Wendy's American Collection
Selected Works

Here you'll find additional background on eighteen works highlighted in the series. Learn more about the history of the artists and their art.
We know great art by its effect on us.  If we are prepared to look without preconceptions, without defenses, without haste, then art will change us. --Sister Wendy Beckett

The Art Institute of Chicago
1. American Gothic
2. Ceremonial Drum
3. City Landscape
The Cleveland Museum of Art
4. The Hours of Queen Isabella the Catholic
5. Stag at Sharkey's
6. Still Life with Two Lemons
Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth
7. An Exiled Emperor on Okinoshima
8. Maison Maria with a View of Chateau Noir
9. Standing Bodhisattva
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
10. Mother About to Wash Her Sleepy Child
11. Netsuke: Baku, Monster Who Eats Nightmares
12. Ocean Park Series #49
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
13. Bis Poles
14. Royal Statuary of Hatshepsut
15. Tughra of Suleyman the Magnificent
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
16. The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit
17. Grand Piano
18. Mimbres Bowl

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