Saturday in the Museum with Frank

Image: Frank C. Ward, Supper, 1943. As we near the end of the year and soon close out our theme of communal eating for this year’s Saturday art posts, we came across one that matches this week’s commemoration of Veterans Day. The work if from Frank C. Ward, a British artist. Born if Suffolk, the […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Léon

Image: Léon Bakst, The Supper (1902). A couple weeks ago for our weekly art post, we focused on a painter from Russia’s so-called Silver Age of art.  For today’s post, we return to that era with a similar picture of a woman diner from another artist born under the Russian Empire who would spend the […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Dante

Image: Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Proserpine (1882). This piece is by an English painter with an Italian name painting a Greek goddess as a stand-in for the married woman the painter pines for.  This week we took in a show at the Kennedy Center for the first time since before times. The show, Hadestown, is a […]

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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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