Today Inge Rider, Lucille McBriarty and I attended another Bach Cantata at the Blanton Museum of Art. This Pentecost cantata was "Wer mich liebet, der wird mein Wort halten, BWV 74" (Whoever loves me will keep my Word). The text was written in 1725 by Marianne von Ziegler and is based upon John 14:23, John 14:28 and Romans 8:1. Johann Sebastian Bach made a few changes to the text and then wrote the music.
The featured work of art was "Madonna and Child" attributed to Michelino da Besozzo. The docent also discussed several other pieces featuring the Madonna and Child. My favorite is "Madonna and Child with Christ as the Man of Sorrows" done in tempera on gold ground panel, 1360s, by Simone di filippo da Bologna, a.k.a. Simone dei Cocifissi
This painting was a miniature portable altarpiece for private devotion. The Man of Sorrows is shown in the center panel, with Saint Peter and the Archangel Gabriel on the left panel and Saint Paul and the Virgin Annunciate on the right. This work is in exceptionally good condition. It is amazing that it has survived so well for more than six centuries.
Before leaving the museum complex, we visited the Blanton Gift Shop. Lucille found some nice butterflies.
Then we went to the Dong Nai Restaurant for lunch. They serve both Vietnamese and Chinese foods.