I thought this might be the day when I should have slept in and skipped the festivities.
Then we slogged across to the American art building, which had a lot of portraiture (not my cup of tea) and some nice stuff from early 20th century. My favorite piece was a huge, brilliant painting by Helen Frankenthaler; also was struck by a Diebenkorn and some Robert Motherwell drawings which he made by applying ink heavily with a brush to an absorbent Japanese rice paper, then going away and letting it wick and spread as it wanted.
Helen Frankenthaler, Adriatic
Richard Diebenkorn, Berkeley #24
Robert Motherwell, Drawings from The Lyric Suite
Luigi Lucioni, Still Life
I'm always happy to find a Lucioni in a museum because I happen to have inherited an etching by him, probably the most prominent artist whose work I own (with the exception of a Picasso lithograph which was probably done in an edition of 732,000).
So this made five for five for the week. Not a bad batting average.