DC was not only a lot of fun, but it also provided a great experience at the National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and The Luce Foundation Center for American Art. They are housed in the same wonderful building and I feel so lucky to have been able to visit. In a few of the pictures below, the reason will be shown!
|Jeff after he picked me up at the airport. So great to see him!|
|Jeff took me to Georgetown for dinner at Thunder Burger that night.|
|The next morning, I went to Starbucks in Chinatown to plan my attack on a portrait miniature exhibit|
at the National Portrait Gallery.
|The National Portrait Gallery! When I got there, I realized there were only about 20 pieces in the exhibit, so I took down the info that could possibly contribute to my thesis and then took a tour with one of the employees and it was great!|
|This is what the interior of the drawers looked like.|
|After spending a couple of hours in the Luce Foundation Center, I stepped out into the Kogod Courtyard and had a late lunch. Check out the incredible glass canopy covering the courtyard. This glass and steel roof, designed by Foster + Partners, refrains from touching the building and is hidden from site of those on the street, a requirement of altering a historic site.|
|Jeffrey (in front of his portrait of old Beau) before we went out to Old Town in Alexandria, VA |
that evening for dinner
|On our way to Alexandria, we saw the Kennedy Center! I'd love to see a performance there someday.|
|Good morning! Haha! I stayed in the nursery and this is how Jeff chose to wake me. :)|
|Jeffrey took me to the Eastern Market on the Hill for breakfast before he took me to the train station. It was fun to see the Hill because that's where I stayed with Jeff the first time I visited him in 1998. Can't believe it's been so long!|
|On my way to PA!|