When: through January 2, 2012
The Kofflers were Chicagoans who collected art by Chicago artists. Eventually, they had amassed a large enough collection to warrant starting a foundation, and the collection was made part of the Smithsonian in 1979.
Several pieces caught my eye:
- Alligator Spring by Bill Benway - this reminded me of the exhibit (also at American Art) on the decaying of the earth
- Mytystic Pairanoiya by Gladys Nilsson - I liked the colors - there is something comical about it
- Homage to Archimboldo by Theodore Halkin - not quite as easy to see the larger picture in this, as in a real Archimboldo, but I was happy to be reminded of that very fun show