Vermeer & Masters of Genre Painting Finding Inspiration, Rivalry and Artistic Evolution At the Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Paintings exhibit, I saw Genre Paintings that were similar in style, subject matter, and techniques. The National Gallery of Art has put together a great exhibit that tries to explore the questions of “inspiration, rivalry, […]
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The first thing that I think of with the phrase “Art in the US Capitol” a single name pops into my head; Constantino Brumidi. After all, he painted the Apotheosis of Washington on the Dome Canopy, the Rotunda frieze, and the Senate wing corridors. His art is viewed by one million people every year. He […]
Happy 4th of July Here are Travel Tips for the Summer. Tip 1: If you have a question for the tour operator that you have either emailed or left a message give them at least 24 hours to respond. Most tour operators are all hands-on deck, and working in the field with customers during tour times. […]
April: Celebrating First Woman in Congress A wonderful thing about taking a group into the US Capitol is that I get to hear nuggets of information that are amazing. This time around the US Capitol happened to be celebrating the First Woman in Congress. Her name is Jeannette Rankin and she was voted in by the […]
The Backstory Around 1876 Mr. Leyland bought a home at 49 Prince’s Gate in the neighborhood of Kensington in London. Mr. Leyland remodeled and upgraded his home with the help of architectures Richard Norman Shaw and Thomas Jeckyll. Jeckyll was responsible for creating a new dining room, which he envisioned as a porcelain room. […]
This year I arranged for our club to have a Cherry Blossom Tour at the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival. Usually, by this time of the year frost has nipped the cherry blossoms off the trees, and the wind is unbearable. But this year the wind wasn’t freezing, and there were plenty of beautiful cherry blossoms […]
A Trip to the US Capitol I have fallen in love with three words: E Pluribus Unum. This love affair started almost as an off-the-cuff suggestion from one of my members of my social club Adventures for Creative Tourists. The man was a history buff – so I should have seen this one coming. It […]
Earlier this month our group went to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Our guide Lee Ann gave us a retrospective look at African American Art work throughout the museum. It was a great way to familiarize yourself with the Museum’s collection, while focusing on African American Artists. We began by viewing these rare portraits painted by Joshua Johnson, […]
Our group had a great time at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery. The Portrait Gallery is the only Museum that has all of the presidents for the public to view. Virginia did a great job walking us through history while taking us through the portraits. Our stroll down historic memory lane was made very easy with having the portraits […]
Last weekend we visited Dumbarton Oaks Museum. I love this museum because of the unique collection and the story of how the collection came together. Quite a few attendees had never been to this museum. Below is a little snippet from the museum’s website about the previous owners Robert and Mildred Bliss. Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss […]