William-Adolphe Bouguereau , (French, 1825 – 1905) , Tendres Propos (Tender Advances), 1901, Oil on Canvas, 81 7/8 x 55 1/8 x 3 in. , Gift of the Myers Family, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Myers, Jr. ‘42 and June Reinhold Myers ‘41. 1966.15
January 14 - April 2, 2023

Visual Field:

RMA Staff Picks

The National Library of Medicine (at the NIH) defines the visual field as “the total area in which objects can be seen in the side (peripheral) vision as you focus your eyes on a central point.” We often experience works of art directly by intentionally engaging with them, whether focusing on their physical attributes or on the multilayered meanings they may contain. As museum staff members, we interact with works of art in a myriad of ways: sometimes directly, but frequently they are part of our visual field. We live with them every day, and they become part of our routine, giving meaning to our function in this space.  

Each season we grow fond of works of art that speak to each of us. Sometimes we miss them if we haven’t seen them in a long while, and we feel excitement when they are shown and when we witness how visitors react to them. Visual Field is an opportunity for each of us to share with you a work from the collection that resonates in a personal way. The exhibition includes a diverse selection from the museum’s permanent collection that invites dialogue and reflection about what it is about art that moves us. Which of the works on view resonates with you? Why?  

See the 360-degree virtual view of this exhibition.

Fairfield Porter, (American, 1907 – 1975) , The Dog at the Door, 1971, Lithograph, 40 1/8 x 31 1/8 x 1 3/8 in. , Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Gardner, 1982.10.10.2022 © Fairfield Porter/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Martha Rosler , (American, b. 1943) , Cellular, 2007, Photomontage , 20 ¾ x 24 ¾ x 5/64 in. , The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Gift of Barbara ‘68 and Theodore ‘68 Alfond. 2013.34.83. Image courtesy of the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash

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