March 17: Art Galleries (x5)

by Saramerry99 March. 17, 2012 2206 views

Patrick and I went down to DC yesterday for some art exhibits. There were some Hokusai screens at the Freer Gallery to look at (and the Peacock room is always stunning), a couple of exhibits at the Hirshhorn (one on darkness and one on light and movement), and a display of Picasso's drawings at the National Gallery.

They were all pretty cool, to be honest. We were pretty much blown away by the Hokusai. That will get us back down to DC soon–an exhibit of his 36 Views of Mount Fuji is opening at the Sackler next weekend. (We're sort of planning to go back with a friend in April–the American Art Gallery is opening an exhibit of video game art soon too and we want to see that as well.)

The Picasso exhibit was in the West Wing of the National Gallery, but there were a couple of small exhibits we were interested in in the East Wing. And the atrium is always worth looking at anyway. I did some sketching there, and got a picture of Patrick.

It was pretty much an awesome day. Then we came home and made Buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese for dinner, which was also pretty awesome. :D

Smithsonian Institution castle

painting on silk of a courtesan by Katsushika Hokusai (just one of the stunning paintings of his at the Freer)

I didn't get the name of this piece at the Hirshhorn, but it's in their “Suprasensorial” exhibit on light and movement–lights shone on the shiny metal squares and reflected in interesting lights and shadows around the room, which was partly mirrored

National Gallery East Wing atrium (love that Calder mobile)

Patrick in the East Wing

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