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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Saturday in the Museum with Hongzhong

Image: Gu Hongzhong, Han Xizai Gives A Night Banquet, (probable reproduction of 10th century original) To match the increasingly social nature of life as the vaccine takes hold, we highlight this painting from the Song era in China by Gu Hongzhong for our Saturday art post. The image above is a close-up of a section of […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Pierre-Auguste

Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party (1880-81). The re-opening of D.C. restaurants and the casting off of social distancing rules (in many places) brought to mind one of the most cherished paintings in the District.  Renoir’s celebration of sun, friends, and conviviality captures all the emotions of the moment and is a jewel […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Suzuki

Image: Suzuki Harunobu, Osode of the Sakaiya Teahouse (c. 1769) Our weekend highlight of a piece of art takes us to 18th century Japan by way of Honolulu.  With the announced re-opening to full capacity at the end of next week for restaurants in Washington, D.C., we highlight the service industry.  With the corresponding discussion […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Edward

Image: Edward Hopper, Cape Cod Morning (1950). On Saturdays, we like to highlight a piece of art.  With the big museums opening at the end of this week, we are putting the focus on this Edward Hopper from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A year ago, as we sunk into the reality of the situation, […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Winslow II

Image: Winslow Homer, Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) (1873-76). We drift away from food for this weekend’s art post.  In light of the re-opening of the National Gallery in a couple weeks, we are highlighting some favorites from the collection.  In light of the wind that hit us the last day, this piece seemed appropriate. […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Joan

Image: Joan Miró, The Farm (1921-22). On Saturday’s we like to post something about art, usually art related to the world of food.  This Saturday we are excited that the National Gallery of Art will be re-opening in a few weeks.  The loss of access to museums was not the most tragic impact of COVID, […]

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