Visit the East Building of the National Gallery of Art before it closes for renovation. The giant Calder mobile is currently behind canvas workers prepare some galleries for renovation.
The New Woman Behind The Camera is currently running at the National Gallery of Art, in the West Wing. A great collection of photographs from some of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century. You’ll recognize some of the names and many of the images. And be surprised and marvel at the works (and experiences)… Continue reading A Can’t Miss Exhibit at the NGA
The Cherry Blossoms Rush at the Tidal Basin in Washington is in full swing. Peak bloom is forecast for this weekend. I hope the flowers survive the wind storm forecast for this afternoon (40-50 mph wind gusts) and the snow(!?) on Saturday. Still, have at it, guys (and gals). Traffic will be horrible, so if… Continue reading And so it begins…
One of the many places in the Washington D.C. area that I have never visited in the decades that I have lived in the area is the National Arboretum in Northeast Washington D.C. I don’t really have a reason why I have never set foot on this place. I enjoy leisurely walks. I enjoy taking… Continue reading Capitol Columns at the National Arboretum
A series of four paintings at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. A beautiful, inspirational set of paintings that depict the stages of life – from infancy to old age
There are two exhibits at the National Gallery of Art that I wanted to see. “Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting” was an interesting and eye opening display of the willingness of great painters to borrow ideas from one another. The “Posing for the Camera” exhibit allowed me to see for myself some notable… Continue reading A Trip to the National Gallery of Art
With most of the United States in deep freeze, why not venture out on the first day of the year and feel that cold, crisp air? Why not. Unfortunately, my favorite museum was closed for the day. Still, a little cold weather did not deter this man, nor did the weather deter his drinking companions.… Continue reading Frozen
You want to take a picture of some landmark or scenery that everyone else has taken a picture of. That’s okay. Each picture is indeed different, to some degree or another. The thing is, you can make something a little bit more interesting by taking the picture at different times of the day, different seasons,… Continue reading The Familiar, Redefined
Art museums. Many cities have art museums. In art, we see the best of humanity expressed through the mind and vision of artists from all over the world. They move us, teach us, inspire us. We see love, sorrow, joy, curiosity, madness, genius. The art filled rooms allow us to travel to places we have… Continue reading Lose Yourself at the NGA in Washington, D.C.