Monday, May 12, 2014

Art tour in DC for Mother's Day




I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day.  It has been a while since I've been to art galleries, so that is what I wanted to do yesterday with my kids.  We went into DC and toured the Hirshorn and National Galleries of Art. The Hirshorn is one of my usual favorites, but this time it was sparse as they were doing some renovations. 


The BELIEF & DOUBT exhibit by Barbara Kruger had bold graphic statements often taken for granted.


The sculpture garden is always my favorite.



It was fun having Bethany along, as she is not my usual art gallery companion.  We scrutinized all the wall colors and trims at the National Gallery of Art. Versions of gray predominated but subtle deep olive and mineral greens were so delicious!






Here was an installation at the East Wing that makes any gallery wall we've seen pale in comparison.  There were no images inside these painted wood blocks, just black in the center. I would have loved to see them hang this!


It was a great weekend highlighted by a spanish tapas dinner at Jaleo.


Ready for the week? I'm still relishing the weekend!


13 comments:

  1. What a perfect day. Happy Mother's Day Nancy!

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  2. Love art and that seems like a great way to spend your weekend!

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  3. Gorgeous art and what a spectacular day to go! xo

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  4. What a perfect day and gift for you Nancy!!! I can feel the artist in you emanate from your happiness with this trip! Glad it was a wonderful mothers day for a wonderful mom like you!

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  5. My daughter and family were there yesterday also.....I tried to find them in the background in your picture! :) No luck!

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  6. Great shots! Love the Malcom X quote.

    www.designsbykaty.com

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  7. So fun! I need to get to the art galleries... we spend wayyy too much time looking at dinos and mammals at the Nat'l History Museum. Time to get my boys exposed to some art!

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  8. Looks like a great Mothers day in DC! I LOVE Jaleo -yummy

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  9. Nancy thank you for the amazing art images! So glad you had a wonderful Mother's day!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  10. I can't imagine a more wonderful Mother's Day...Art AND Jaleo...perfection! I would have love to have been in DC with my daughter yesterday. Have a fabulous week, Nancy! xoxo

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful Mother's Day and DC must have been beautiful this weekend with the sunny warm weather!
    Cheers! - Shelley

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  12. Funny quote about hair and brain function;) You can't ask for a better time that to be with the family. The older the kids get, the more difficult it is to get together. Cherish these times:) Such a wonderful day!

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