Tuesday, May 4, 2010

At the Hirschhorn

Sunday we popped up to DC for an afternoon of family museum fun. It was really hot out and the idea of an air conditioned building was irresistible. I had never been to the Hirshhorn(!)so I was pretty pleased.

In fact, the sculpture garden with its wonderful fountain was the best part of that particular visit. Because the Yves Klein show was being installed, we had to content ourselves with the permanent collection. I had an a-ha! moment when my daughter pointed something out--I don't like permanent collections either.

What I did love in the collection were the 4 magnificent Rothkos on the lower level. No photos allowed. And of course there was that amazing Lichtenstein sculpture "Brushstroke" at the museum entrance.

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