I drove to Iowa to visit my Dad and other family members. In addition to paying a call on relatives, I found a few idle hours one afternoon to see exhibits at the Figge Art Museum.
My favorite artwork was a back-lit stained glass scene by Louis Comfort Tiffany, son of the founder of the famous company (as in Breakfast at Tiffany's). The plaque read:
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933)
River of Life Window, circa 1905.
Favrile [i.e., handmade] glass, copper foil, lead
I liked this painting of the Grand Canyon by William Robinson Leigh (1866 - 1955). The painting is oil on canvas mounted on panel, but looks rather like a pastel effect.
What Iowa art museum could be without a Grant Wood painting?
The plaque read:
Grant Wood (1891 - 1942)
Iowa Cornfield, 1941
Oil on Masonite
The Figge Art Museum also has the iconic Persephone brooch worn by the daughter in Grant Woods's American Gothic picture. Hot stuff!