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Brumidi US Capitol Artist Uncovered

Apothesis

Brumidi US Capitol Artist UncoveredConstantino Brumidi 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…

Focus on African American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Focus on African American Art at Smithsonian

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,…

Art at the Dumbarton Oaks Museum

Dumbarton Museum Sculpture

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…