Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Another day at the museum

Yesterday was Columbus Day here in the U.S., and that meant that the kids still had school but my husband was off work. So, we headed up to the National Gallery of Art in D.C., my favorite space in the D.C. area (though the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials are a close second). It was only my third visit and I still haven't seen near all the masterpieces there. Here are a few snapshots from our day:

Above and below, Pieta by Giovanni Della Robbia:

The Artist's Garden at Argenteuil by Claude Monet:

And Olive Picking II, by my favorite artist, Vincent Van Gogh:

(Images: taken at the National Gallery of Art)

5 comments:

Lauren W said...

I miss living in DC. I am so glad you guys are taking advantage of your time there. Did you know we were moving to Kansas? Crazy, huh? Call me sometime.

Don Hendricks said...

Laura and I went to the Phoenix Art Museum last week. We have some nice Monets. Quite a permanent collection of religious art as well. Our Grandaughters favorite was one called "Devoured by Fireflys where you walk into the dark mirrored room and feel like you are floating on air as you dissapear in the midst of thousands of blinking lights.
You are fortunate to be where you are at this time. Enjoy it all.

Carmen Andres said...

don, that fireflys piece sounds incredible - we'll have to remember to check it out next time we are in the area!

lauren, may you have such wonderful delights in kansas, too! i'm thrilled for you guys!!

SolShine7 said...

Monet! His artwork just speaks to my soul. I used to live across from the Boston MFA and look at his paintings quite often.

Carmen Andres said...

oh, do i ever envy you! i think i would have worn a path from my door to the museum's for sure, heh.