Monday, July 20, 2015

An NGA Outing

The Caillebotte Exhibit 
George, Ginny, Larissa, Ivan, and I had a splendid museum outing. We went to see the Caillebotte exhibit at the National Gallery. It is marvelous. Although Caillebotte painted some extraordinary works, especially his Umbrella Painting, he is less well known than the other Impressionists. Since he was independently wealthy, he did not need to sell his paintings. Instead he collected the paintings of other artists.

We definitely plan to return to see this exhibit again.

                 Chris, Ginny, Ivan, and George 

We had lunch in the cafeteria between the East and West Buildings and posed in front of the waterfall near the cafeteria. Unfortunately, the cascading water is not evident. 

 At the bus stop after the exhibit - Ivan, Chris, Ginny, Larissa, and George

[A friendly tourist took the photo!]

Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye

Ginny, Larissa, and I went to a Smithsonian Associates talk on July 29th given by the curator of the exhibit which was very informative. Before the talk we had a picnic in the lovely garden between the African and Asian Art museums.

 Ginny and Chris

 Ginny and Larissa

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