Saturday in the Museum with Animals

Image:  Animals in Japanese Art – Screen On Saturdays, we detour from the D.C. dining scene to highlight something related to art, often art related to food.  This weekend, we highlight the blockbuster show going on at the National Gallery of Art on the Mall: The Life of Animals in Japanese Art.  It is on […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Edouard (Melon and Peaches)

On Saturdays, we like to highlight a piece of art, especially ones related to food and drink.  Today we return to a favorite artist, the great Impressionist, Edouard Manet.  In honor of the season, the piece is Still Life with Melon and Peaches (c.1866), oil on canvas, from the collection of the National Gallery of […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Henry

Image: Henry Farrer, Winter Scene in Moonlight, 1869, watercolor and gouache on white wove paper, Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Morris K. Jessup Fund, Martha and Barbara Fleischman, and Katherine and Frank Martucci Gifts, 1999 Normally, we post art related to food and wine on Saturdays.  This week, returning to the heat […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Paul

On Saturdays, we often divert from talking about restaurants in Washington to highlighting art.  The depth of the collection at the National Gallery is so great we often don’t need to “leave” D.C. to find something interesting or good. Today’s piece is The Peppermint Bottle by Paul Cézanne.  Oil on Canvas (1893/1895).  Of Cézanne’s still […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Bellini

Image: The Feast of the Gods by Giovanni Bellini and Titian (c. 1514/1529). Oil on Canvas. Last week, we highlighted a painting not on display at the National Gallery (though it is apparently on tour in Chicago right now!).  This week, we turn our attention to a painting that is too treasured not to be […]

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Saturday in the Museum with Edouard

Image: “Plum Brandy” by Edouard Manet, (c. 1877). Gift of Mr. Paul Mellon, 1971. On Saturdays, we like to highlight something from the world of art related to food, Washington, or whatever we think would be fun to highlight. One of the extraordinary things about major museums is that their collections can be so large […]

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