The MIA is enormous. I never left the 3rd floor in 2 hours. The collection of impressionists is most impressive, but all sorts of other art, visual, design, silverware, and so on, are to be found there. I great little Hogarth was a nice surprise. A Balthus was typically disturbing, as intended. A couple of Gauguins from the Tahiti years. Also Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Sargent (a few), Whistler, El Greco (sorry, jumping around epochs), Picasso, Miro. As well as a number of others I should know more about. I took the No. 18 bus from and to downtown. Easy.
One of the women in the gift shop, where I bought a Pissaro poster, wasn't very friendly, but it was close to closing on a Saturday.... This didn't spoil the experience.
I don't know whether they should reorganize the collection, but I found that their most notable paintings were crowded, and some rooms had lesser knowns. Might be better to spread the wealth. The maps were fairly useless, but then the rooms didn't have enough coherence to be well labeled anyway. I look forward to future visits to get lost in other parts of the institute.
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