29 April 2016

Trip part 2

At the underground connector from the West to East buildings of the National Gallery. You can see the waterfall and pyramidal shaped sky lights. I have an above ground photo further down.

Symphony in White No.1

Salvador Dali's Last Supper. YES, Salvador Dali!! This piece is unforgettable.


Rotunda with Mercury

A visiting Exhibit


Tortilla Maker

Night Welders. These are ALL prints.

The sign called this The Railroad but the real title is Gare Saint-Lazare. This is part of the permanent collection in the French Impressionist section. I bought a print of this when I was in high school and I've brought it with me everywhere I've lived. It is hanging in my house now and is probably my favorite painting. When I stood in front of it I started to tear up. I LOVE this Manet.

Goldsworthy installation.

Calder. This piece is HUGE and hangs third floor level in the East Building

Pedestrian tunnel with Light Installation (the lights moved)

This is above the underground connector

Last day spent at the Smithsonian Castle Gardens. Fabulous

Moon Garden 

Freer and Sackler Galleries. The Sackler are 3 stories down in the ground. I saw a special exhibit called Turquoise Mountain. It was the name of an organization that has brought medical, educational, restoration (houses), and career/skills to Afghanistan. What a fabulous exhibit. The had silk/wool rugs, pottery, jewelry making and so much more.

The Sackler is three of these ground level entrances and all three galleries are connected by tunnels. The other two were Asian and African American art.

Amazing Silk Screen above and Dyes below. I had to get Dyes in there somewhere.

27 April 2016

Trip to DC

This past week I went on a trip to DC paid for by my brother, Eric. You all remember ERIC!!. For a couple of years I wanted to go back to DC where I grew up and spend a few days in the galleries and museum and doing some watercolor sketches. This was the dream trip I always wished I could do. I was there for 7 days and visited with my high school girlfriend, daughter, and had brunch with my cousins and even visited the cemeteries.

China Town

SAAM Smithsonian American Art Museum formerly known as the National Portrait Gallery.

Sean Skully

Quilter from Brooklyn.

Love this quote

Coyote with Turtle

An amazing Remington

Dinner at a Thai place. This was rolls of fabric.

The Hirshorn

An assemblage of flint. They looked like bones.

The artist was there actually painting this on the walls while I was there.

Robert Irwin: fascinating exhibit and probably my fave.

The power of print as graphics

Pilgrimage to IKEA. A must on every trip.