Saturday in the Museum with Tokitarō – Gone Fishin’

Image: Hokusai, Fisherman (19th Century). Ink and color on silk. Last weekend for our art posting we focused on the famous Japanese artist Hokusai (whose name at birth was Tokitarō), who is the subject of an exhibit at the Freer Gallery of Art at the Smithsonian. This week we dip back into that exhibit for […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Tokitarō

Image: Katsushika Hokusai, Clam Gatherers on the Shore. Ink on color silk. Undated. One of the things we missed most for the last year was art museums. One of the impacts of the pandemic for museums was planned exhibits that did not happen.  Now one of those exhibits is is getting a delayed opening at […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Pierre-Victor

Image:  The Bar at Maxim’s by Pierre-Victor Galland (c. 1890). The Tour de France is in full swing.  Bastille Day is coming up this week.  For this week’s art post, something French seemed in order.  We discovered this painting poking around the internet, but there is little about it and only a little more about […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Malcah

Image: Malcah Zeldis, Miss Liberty Celebration, (1987), oil on corrugated cardboard, © Malcah Zeldis For this week’s art post we went Americana for the Fourth.  We usually try to find a link to food, but for this weekend we will have to settle for the implied taste of grilled hot dogs and macaroni salad in […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paolo

Image: Paolo Veronese, The Wedding at Cana (1562-63). Oil on canvas. We here at 17° Cork by Northwest concentrate on the D.C. dining scene on most days, but on Saturday we like to post something about art, albeit often it is art connected to food.  This weekend, probably like many in the coming weeks, we […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Arthello

Image: Arthello Beck, Jr., Juneteenth Picnic. For our weekly art posting, we highlight something in honor of the day, a painting by Texas artist Arthello Beck, Jr of a Juneteenth picnic. One of the enjoyments of doing these Saturday art posts is the serendipitous occurrences that happen when you go rummaging in the internet attic […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Titian

Image: Titian, The Andrians (1523-1526) Oil on Canvas. Last night marked the first time clubs and bars (that do not serve food) in D.C. could be at full capacity.  In honor of the moment, we chose a scene of bacchanalia for our Saturday art post.  So, as modern-day revelers stumble from bed and ponder if […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Amedeo

Image: Amedeo Preziosi, A Turkish Coffee-House, Constantinople (1854) For our weekend art post we present one by Amedeo (no, not that Amedeo).  Amedeo Preziosi was Maltese and the 5th Count Preziosi.  He rejected the path of lawyer that his parents preferred (so smart), and took up residence in Constantinople. This Turkish coffee house watercolor painting […]

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