Andy Warhol's Birth of Venus (detail), 1984, is one of fourteen exceptional works of modern painting, printmaking, and sculpture on temporary loan from the collection of Dolly J. Fiterman, which are on view in galleries 203, 359, 360, and 361. Among the other artists represented are Milton Avery, Louise Nevelson, Jim Dine, Thérèse Oulton, Beauford Delaney, Jasper Johns, Mel Bochner, Frank Stella, and Robert Rauschenberg. Decorative Arts, Sculpture, and Architecture
This pair of flasks decorated with Islamic ornament was designed for the London house of the English aesthete, scholar, and collector, Alfred Morrison. The flasks were made by French glass manufacturer Philippe-Joseph Brocard in 1872. The design incorporates Morrison's entwined initials "AM." Purchased with the Glass Deaccession Fund and Putnam Dana McMillan Fund, the flasks are now on view in Gallery 306.