I went to the National Museum of Women in the Arts with three friends, Barbara, Marie, and Jo. We went specifically to see the Revival exhibit. It was a rather provocative, overpowering exhibit of art by contemporary women artists.
My friend Ruth and I went to the Phillips Collection and spent most of our time looking at the works in the museum's permanent collection. We also saw the Kupertz exhibit, which Ruth had not seen before, and an exhibit of art by members of the Phillips staff.
A wonderful outing with my two museum buddies, George and John. We went to the Hirshhorn to see its exhibit of art works by the German expressionist Markus Kupertz. The photos above were taken by John. The photos below were taken by me.
John and George
After viewing the exhibit, we walked down to the National Museum of the American Indian for lunch. I had my usual - wild rice and water cress salad.
This tradition started when my friend Virginia Richards and I discovered that we had the same birthday. After Virginia died, her daughter Eleanor took her place. And Birthday Girls Pam and Indra joined when I discovered that their birthdays are very close to mine. This year and last we invited May to join us even though she is a September baby.
We had a delightful lunch at Yindee Thai, the same location as last year.
Adriano has been extremely busy since his appointment to the Cabinet of the Mayor of Rome. He is the Commissioner for Rome's Tourism, Economic Development, and Labor. (See more photos of Adriano in the December 1, 2016, entry.)
As Commissioner for Tourism, he went to Venice to meet with his counterpart there. Here they are together on the Canal Grande.
He received the plaque he is holding in this photo from the Via Veneto Association, thanking him for his hard work to revitalize and insure the beauty of Via Veneto. This magnificent avenue is, of course, one of the great treasures of the city of Rome. (Ah! Memories of Marcello Mastroianni in "La Dolce Vita!")
Assessore Adriano Gilbert Meloni per l'impegno per la valorizzazione e la sostenibilita' della grande bellezza di Via Veneto. Roma, 9 maggio 2017 Assoc. Via Veneto
Our beloved Andrea, who so loved the city of Rome, would have been so proud of his son. Unfortunately, he did not live to see this amazing chapter in Adriano's life.
Adriano's sons Arthur and Paul enjoy hanging out with him in the Eternal City.