This painting is one of many that we saw at the Phillips collection yesterday evening. Doesn't it look like it's got something to say?
Everyone keeps telling hubbo and I to "take advantage" of our time alone while the girls are away. We have, but probably in the way that our friends expect us to. Last night we went to a museum after work. We went to see the American Impressionism exhibit which runs through September 16th and we were lucky enough to catch the end of an exhibit called Lyrical Color: Morris Louis, Gene Davis, Kenneth Noland and the Washington Color School. The latter exhibit ends this weekend.
Hubbo and I really enjoyed this museum. It's not too big but it is full of wonderful works of art displayed in a manner that is best described as accessible. There are no roped off areas in front of the paintings, just a request that you stay about 2 feet from the paintings. It's just a request though and you can get up close and personal with the collection which includes Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Bonnard, and O'Keefe among others. One of the best known paintings there is the Luncheon of the Boating Party by Renoir. Go check it out - it's fabulous!
The museum is in Dupont circle, and area I'm not too familiar with but I really love. It's full of great architecture and a bit of whimsy. Check out the nifty squiggly thing on top of this roof. I just love it. I also loved the house with the purple door that was right down the street.
After we left the museum we took the long way home, driving up embassy row. I was reminded once again of just how wonderful Washington DC is and why I love living here. There is just so much to see and we've barely scratched the surface.