Saturday in the Museum with Marc

Image: Marc Chagall, A Wheatfield on a Summer’s Afternoon (1942). Though this piece is roughly consistent with our theme for Saturday art posts that shows where food comes from, it is also captures themes that resonate today. Chagall, who was born in what is now Belarus but was then part of the Russian Empire, painted […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Baishi

Image: Qi Baishi, Three Longevities (Three Peaches). It is an annual ritual of anticipation whereby the first crops of summer in the farmers market create an appetite for the next ones. Asparagus brings thoughts of strawberries. Strawberries bring thoughts of peaches. We have yet to spot the peaches in person this year, but for our […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Kiyomasu

Image: Torii Kiyomasu II, Planting in Summer (c. 1724-1736). For our Saturday art post we go back to Edo Japan to a scene of summer planting of rice. The artist is Torii Kiyomasu II (there is a Kiyomasu I, also of the Torii school, but the relationship is not clear). This painting is called Planting […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Gifford

Image: Gifford Beal, The Fish Bucket (1924). Generally we find pieces of art to post for this series by poking around the internet looking for something related to food. This picture came from the more traditional serendipitous path of wandering through a museum, in this case the Phillips Collection. You go to see young Picasso, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Narsiso

Image: Narsiso Martinez, The Weed Sprayer (2020). Ink, gouache and charcoal on found produce box. Charlie James Gallery. On Saturday, we post about art that intersects with food. In our search for content, there are serendipitous moments where something comes up in the searches that is unexpected. This year we have been focused on the […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Gustav

Image: Gustav Klimt, Poppy Field 1907. © Belvedere, Vienna For our weekly art post, we turn to an artist better known for paintings of passion than of nature. Gustav Klimt’s Poppy Field 1907 is the in the collection of the Belvedere in Vienna, which also has in it’s collection his most famous work, The Kiss. […]

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Week in Review – 5/8/2022

Image: Ronald Colman (1935). Michelin adds and drops stars. A restaurant group in D.C. dropped delivery services. The economy continues to drop hints, but not clear messages. That’s Right! It is time for our weekly recap of activity on our site and other dining news. Updates to D.C. Recommended Restaurant Guide La Jambe – We […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Vincent

Image: Vincent Van Gogh, Orchard in Blossom (Apricot Trees) (1888). A short post today for our series of weekly art posts about where food comes from. Van Gogh needs no introduction. This piece captures the sun in the orchard on a cloudy day, which seemed appropriate for our weather today. It is in the collection […]

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