Friday, April 2, 2010

Museums Today; Food Tomorrow

As you can tell, I am still trying to catch up on my Washington D.C. trip. I am saving the restaurant post for last; no reason, just how I feel. In a prior post, I discussed the Terra Cotta Army exhibit at the National Geographic Society. We visited two other museums last weekend. On Saturday we went to the The Phillips Collection, not far from our Dupont Circle hotel. The special exhibit was a collection of Georgia OKeefee's abstractions. While this exhibit was very good, we have seen a large selection of Georgia O'Keefee's work at the O"Keefee museum in Santa Fe. So, the highlights of the visit was the permanent collection, which included "Luncheon on The Boating Party" by Renior; The Rothko Room with four large abstracts by Mark Rothko; and "The Dream" by Marc Chagall; among others. 
On Sunday, after a visit to the wonderful gothic National Cathedral for Palm Sunday service (more on the cathedral in a future post), we visited the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. Neither of us had been there in many, many years, so it was a nice reintroduction to a great museum, and a fun way to spend our afternoon before out flight back to Tampa. 

1 comment:

Liz said...

A couple of DC trips are in my future since Eric will be there again this summer. Can't wait to read your restaurant report! We usually stay at the Sofitel, but any suggestions would be appreciated!