Saturday in the Museum with Elena

Image: Elena Kiseleva, In the Restaurant, Paris (1911). This week our art post highlights a Russian painter exploring Parisian nightlife after the turn of the century. Elena Kiseleva was born into an academic family, and she initially followed in her father’s footsteps as a student of mathematics.  But, after about bout with typhus, she switched […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Antonio

Image: Antonio Gattorno, ¿Quiere más café, Don Ignacio? (1936). For our weekly art post we turn to Cuba.  Antonio Gattorno was of the generation before Che and Fidel, who came of age as part of a group of leftist intellectuals called El Grupo Minorista. Gattorno connection to his homeland was strong but fraught.  During an […]

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Saturday at the Museum with Delphin

Image: Delphin Enjolras, A Candlelit Dinner. For this weekend’s art post we chose an obscure French painter active during and after the fin de siècle.  It may not be the most compelling piece of art, but it does capture a certain late season outdoor dining feeling that D.C. can give us well into autumn. The […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Deuk-sin

Image: Kim Deuk-Sin, “Riverside Picnic” (江上會飮). On Saturday, we stray from our coverage of D.C. dining to focus on a piece of art, usually something that has a connection to food.  Despite our setback last week, we wade again into into the murky research data of the free internet.  This week we highlight a work […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Alma

Image: Alma Thomas, Still Life (c. 1960). [NOTE:  In one of those things that can happen in the internet age, one of the curators of the show mentioned below messaged us on IG to say that this piece is not an actual Alma Thomas.  But we still encourage you to join in on the celebration […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Carl

Image: Carl Gustaf Hjalmar Mörner, Italian Harvest Festival at Monte Testaccio near Rome (1825). This week on the IG, many of the wineries that we follow posted about the beginning of harvest.  Today harvest is celebrated with a beer and a social media post, but once upon a time it was a communal celebration (and […]

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Saturday in the Museum with John

Image: John Sloan, Renganeschi’s Saturday Night (1912). © 2018 Delaware Art Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York We like to post about art on Saturdays, usually a piece that has some connection to food to match the overall theme of our site.  For today’s post, falling on such a solemn date, we want to pay […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Robin

Image: Robin Gowen, The Massing Hills II (2015). To cap off our week of celebrating Santa Barbara wine country – including our visitor’s guide for wine lovers and the not short history of the wine region – we thought it appropriate to highlight an artist with roots in the area for our Saturday art post. […]

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