Saturday in the Museum with Winslow

Image: Winslow Homer, Oranges on a Branch (1885). For the Saturday art post about food, we pick up on the theme of food sources with an unexpected painting. Winslow Homer is known for his scenes of Maine and cooler weather. But the painting above is from a trip the Bahamas of an orange tree full […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Theodor

Image: Theodor Philipsen, Bissevejr (1909). This week we spotted a gaggle of geese by the side of the road. It is a time of year when high summer starts to hint of autumn. With that in mind, this painting by Danish painter Theodor Philipsen caught our eye to highlight for this week’s art post about […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow

Image: Winslow Homer, Fresh Eggs (1874). On Saturday, we like to post about art that intersects with the world of food. This year our theme as been the sources of food and today we turn to the farm. Fresh Eggs is by Winslow Homer. There is little need to provide background on Homer. The work […]

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Saturday in the Museum with David

Image: David Burliuk, Woman with Rooster (1951). It has been a month since the Russian military began its assault on Ukraine. So, for our weekly art posting we return to the overall theme of the sources of food, but also tie it to contemporary events. At a time when Ukraine is taking steps to protect […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Ezequias

Image: Ezequias, Colhedor de Bananas (Banana Picker) (2007) For our Saturday art posts we remain focused on the theme of where food comes from. The piece we highlight today comes from Brazil. Colhedor de Bananas or Banana Picker is by a Brazilian artist, Ezequias, who came of age in the seventies and gained some traction […]

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Il Piatto

Image: Chicken Parm. Last Updated: January 2023 Overview: One of the more unlikely sources for good Italian comfort food is a couple blocks from the White House, in an area traditionally dominated by power dining spots.  Il Piatto serves up classics like chicken and eggplant parmigiano, fettucine Bolognese, and fried calamari.  It does them with […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Rosa

Image: Rosa Bonheur, The Highland Shepherd (1859). One of the benefits of searching out art on a specific topic is the chance to discover lesser-known artists. The more narrow the topic, the deeper one must dig. In our case, the subject we have focused on this year is the sources of food. The serendipitous discovery […]

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Panda Gourmet

Image: Eggplant Last Updated: May 2021 Current Status: The foodie haven in the Days Inn – just past Ivy City on New York Ave – just keeps going.  The food is Chinese with an emphasis on Sichuan and Shaanxi regional dishes.  The story is that the Chinese government housed the workers building the new embassy […]

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