Friday, June 14, 2013

Roadtripping to National Museums-- Part 4

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON, D.C.--

Paintings of the first five U.S.presidents by America's foremost portraitist, Gilbert Stuart, are among the treasures exhibited in the free museum, a gift from Andrew W. Mellon.  Holdings include masterpieces Lavender Mist by Jackson Pollock, The Hobby Horse by Deacon Robert Peckham, Green marilyn by Andy Warhol, and Home, Sweet Home by Winslow Homer.

Also included are photographs by Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams and Walker Evans

Museum opened in 1941.

Considering that I don't recognize the names of any of those paintings, I should get myself into that museum.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, WASHINGTON, D.C.--

More than a thousand tribes are represented in the Smithsonian museum which opened in 2004 as the first national museum to the preservation, study and exhibition of native Americans. 

Of particular interest is a full-size hand-painted 19th-century Lakota tipi, beaded regalia for horses, Geronimo's and Chief Joseph's rifles and the wall of gold.

About Time They Got This One.  --RoadDog

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