One More Washington Post, Then Back To The “Unreal” World

Our Washington trip was truly delightful.  A short respite from the demands of the everyday workday and a diversion full of feeding the soul happenings at every turn.

This museum, not part of the Smithsonian, we visited with my college bud Linda.  There was an artist books exhibit I was longing to see, pics in the gallery below.  Truly outstanding along with portraiture from women artists in the 1600-1700s and a modern art floor of the fifties New York artists like Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner, etc.

The National Museum of the American Indian highlighted tribes all across the Americas from Canada to the tip of South America.  The museum reminded me of a mesa plateau in the southwest, quite lovely and there was a day of Peruvian dancing and music in the pavilion just outside the door.  We spent a whole day here and couldn’t even begin to touch the tremendous knowledge of the native peoples here.  Each tribal area had video stories which were quite moving, none more so than the Mohawk ironworkers in NYC – those high steel fellows who often gave their lives during construction of New York cities buildings and bridges but also went into help on 9/11 as many of them had built the World Trade Center.  The video brought tears to my eyes. This is a museum one could spend a week in a not cover it all.

 

The gallery below highlights the castle garden which is the info center for the Smithsonian and one of the oldest buildings, if not the oldest building. There are a few shots of the Capitol and surrounding grounds.  The large stone statue inside the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art is a Noguchi, for those of you familiar with his work.  We couldn’t take any pictures inside the Miro exhibit but there were 250+ works.  It was amazing. I could go on and on but I will let the photos speak for themselves. Hope you enjoy.

 

 

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8 Responses to “One More Washington Post, Then Back To The “Unreal” World”

  1. lyle baxter May 23, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    I’ve enjoyed your trip. wish you had been able to photo Miro he was a favorite when I was a newlywed living in small town n.c.I had a Miro print which our new friends thought was wierd!

  2. Sue May 23, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Sounds as if you have had a great time. I see that several of the books have orange covers.

  3. Terrie: Creative Extplorer May 23, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    What a fabulous trip and this day of museums looks so rewarding. All those handmade books, all those flowers, that great architecture – truly creative overload! It looks like the weather was cooperating and you had the best of all worlds. Thanks for sharing all that inspiration!

  4. jan May 23, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    What a fabulous trip. I wish there was a slideshow ability with your photos, I’d like to be able to look at them more closely and faster. Thanks for sharing them.

  5. Snap May 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    I love Washington, D.C … a real jewel … so much to see and do and delight the senses.

  6. Dorthe May 23, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Dear Corrine,
    I envy you this possibility to see those museums, and especially the one about all the American Indian tribes- must have been so facinating ,to learn just a bit of their story-and to be able to stay for hours to see, and read.
    Not nice to envy- but I hope you excuse me for this time 🙂
    Hugs and love,Dorthe

  7. Bleubeard and Elizabeth May 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    I’m so glad you took us on your trip with you. I especially enjoyed being able to enlarge all the photos (which I did). There were so many beautiful shots and so many memories. Thanks for including us in this visit.

  8. Madeline May 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    Hello Corrine. Your photos show what an amazing place DC is to visit. You went everywhere that I would have gone. Sendin’ love.

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