Hey from Alice and Ron!
As my favorite month comes to a close and I begin to gear up for ARTable in the fall, I realize I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had time to share our May trip to DC! (There are several pictures/galleries as you scroll through the story.)
This was our first trip and thanks to cousin Haley, a graduate student at George Washington University and the Collections Management Intern for Museum Anthropology, the best vacation ever!!!!
We stayed in a townhouse with Aunt Chris and Uncle Butch a few blocks from Eastern Market on one side and the Navy Yard on the other.
We visited a different area each of the 7 days we were there. But of all the sites, activities and art I have to say “The Divine Comedy, Heaven, Purgatory and Hell revisited by Contemporary African Artists” at The Smithsonian was the most engaging and thought provoking: mixed and multi-media, photography, installation, video…you name it…so skillfully done! I’d love to see it again. No pics of the exhibit but here a couple shots of the grounds:
I even got to meet and have lunch with my friend Elaine Pirozzi (click here to read her story) who was the first to interview me for Career 2.0. Here we are in front of Kramer Books, Dupont Circle, after lunch:
Afterwards we visited the nearby “Phillips Collection“. A private collection of some of the most amazing art that is a must see, even for folks who think they don’t know art. You will. A famous and unbelievable surprise at every corner from classic to contemporary!
We traveled on foot, by Metro, DC Circulator and taxi (when necessary) to all the usual destinations and then some. We went from one end of the mall to the other. We shopped in Georgetown, visited the Old Stone House, wined and dined at some delectable eateries including Founding Farmers, partook of the offerings at Eastern Market, enjoyed fine cocktails at the exclusive speakeasy, Harold Black, brunched like royalty and and lest I forget, set sail on a day trip to Alexandria to visit The Torpedo Factory on the Potomac! Enjoy these select shots and I look forward to seeing you in the fall!