I always have the wild rice and water cress salad. Today I also ordered a piece of fry bread and some squash.
Mary is sporting her new T-shirt which reads:
Homeland Security: Fighting terrorism since 1492 in Arizona.
Pinch alert! I got a kick out of this warning when I took my tray to the tray return area.
"Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room" is considered Whistler's masterpiece. Whistler redecorated Frederick Leyland's dining room in London in 1876-77.
Whistler "painted the paneled room in a rich and unified palette of brilliant blue-greens with over-glazing and metallic gold leaf." It is considered "a high example of the Anglo-Japanese style." (source: wikipedia)
In 1904 the American industrialist Charles Lang Freer bought the entire room from Leyland's heirs and transported it to his mansion in Detroit. Freer used the room to display the more than 250 ceramics he had collected in Egypt, Iran, Japan, China, and Korea.
When Freer died in 1917, the room was installed in the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery in Washington, DC.
Mary talking to the docent