August 4th, 2014

little review

Placeholder for Monday

Extreme quickie, have been downtown with Paul and Cheryl mostly at art museums -- the Freer and Sackler Galleries for Off the Beaten Path: Early Works by James McNeill Whistler, An American in London: Whistler and the Thames, and the Peacock Room, then the National Gallery of Art for Degas/Cassatt, Andrew Wyeth: Looking Out, Looking In, Celebrating Van Gogh, Titian’s Danaë from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples, and The Color of Nature: Recent Acquisitions of Landscape Watercolors. Then we walked through the garden behind the Smithsonian Castle and saw The Lost Bird Project.

After that, we drove to Lubber Run Amphitheater to picnic and to see Laurie Rose Griffith and Peter Mealy, who were great -- they played some of their own songs, plus some Dave Matthews, Paul Simon, and various other singers -- plus we got to walk along the creek before the concert. And then we came home and watched The Emperor's New Groove and Kronk's New Groove (we had never seen the latter and hadn't seen the former in over a decade). Tomorrow we are going to gardens and hoping the weather behaves! Here are couple of pics...more during the week!


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