Albright-Knox Art Gallery - Buffalo NY

I have always admired the work of Paul Gauguin.  Perhaps one of his best known paintings, "The Yellow Christ" belongs to the permanent collection of this museum.  Happy to see this work in person however the glass and viewing environment made close observation somewhat difficult.  Other favorites include works by Milton Avery and Chaim Soutine. 

Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center - Vassar College

Extensive collection of Hudson River School paintings and old masters.  My favorite museum in the Hudson Valley, including works by Pablo Picasso, Balthus, Jawlensky and Hedda Stern.

Harvard University - Fogg Museum

Recently renovated and reopened the Fogg Museum is one of the best in the Boston area.  My favorites include works by Erich Henkel, Alexej Jawlensky, Ernst Kirchner and Edvard Munch.  

Smith College Museum of Art

Revisiting some of my favorites in Northampton, MA.  Including Alice Neel, Milton Avery, Georges Rouault and Ernst Kirchner.

Bennington Museum

This special exhibit "Alice Neel/Erastus Salisbury Field: Painting the People" was a must visit for me.  Great collection of portraits and controversial works by the influential painter.  

University of Michigan Museum of Art

Nice collection and a museum that I regularly visit when in the Detroit area.  My favorites include Milton Avery, Pablo Picasso and Max Beckmann.

Heidelberg Project - Detroit

Outdoor Art Project - Tyree Guyton and Sam Mackey

Peabody Essex Museum

Future Beauty - Avant Garde Japanese Fashion 

Cleveland Museum of Art

Incredible museum and free to the public.  Highlights include Alice Neel, Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Edgar Degas. 

Museum of Fine Art Boston

Favorites by Alex Katz, Oskar Kokoschka, Lucian Freud, Ernst Kirchner, Henri Matisse, Chantal Joffe, Edgar Degas

Detroit Institute of Arts

Vincent van Gogh, Otto Mueller, Ernst Kirchner, Emil Nolde Paul Gauguin, Max Pechstein, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Favorites include works by El Greco, Henri Matisse, Kees Van Dongen, John Currin and Jean-Michel Basquiat.  

Hood Museum of Art

Bennington Museum

Grandma Moses.

A Day for Detroit

The Detroit Institute of Art collection is in one word, incredible.  From the great Old Masters to the contemporaries some of the best can be found at the DIA.  I grew up outside of Detroit and had the opportunity to regularly visit the DIA.  These visits were highly influential in my work.  The DIA and Detroit need your support.  Here are some of my favorites.  Please check out http://blogs.artinfo.com/modernartnotes/ for more highlights of the collection and to learn about "A Day for Detroit".  Also here,

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-art-blogs-day-for-detroit-20130814,0,4437757.story

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/14/a-day-for-detroit_n_3756513.html

Portland Museum of Art

Collection of post-impressionism and modernism as well as Maine Art. 

Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Marsden Hartley's work,

Colby College Museum of Art

Alex Katz.

Smith College Museum of Art

An exceptional collection including artist designed bathrooms.  

Worcester Museum

Collection of contemporary and early 20th century art.