Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is in a beautiful building (as seem to be all of the museums in Washington, D.C.), and has a captivating array of art.

There’s Georgia O’Keefe:

The gentleman from D.C. who made an aluminum foil altar in his garage (Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly, by James Hampton):

A giraffe made of bottle caps:

And much, much more! The other wing/side of the Museum is the National Portrait Gallery, also a wonderful visit. The Chuck Close of President Clinton was immediately recognizable as a Close. The life mask and hands of Abraham Lincoln were an honor to see.

Not in this museum, but nearby on the Mall, is this house by Roy Lichtenstein, which changes its perspective as you move around it:

I have perhaps one more post of pictures of my D.C. visit. This is a wonderful place to visit — if you can, devote a month here!

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