Maurice Prendergast (American, 1858-1924); Grand Canal, Venice, ca. 1898-99; watercolor and pencil on paper. Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast. (91.18.6) x1200
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Art of the Month Club: Katy Ganino Reddick

Flemish, 12th century, Baptismal Font, limestone. Museum purchase, Joseph O. Eaton Fund._x300

Among my favorite pieces at WCMA is the 12th century Flemish baptismal font that quite literally took up space in the medieval art room – requiring visitors to walk about it. Although at first glance the font appears nondescript, faceted edges and angles create shadows with light.

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