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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

What is to see in Washington DC? American Art in Washington - Washington DC Art Galleries

"The Chief's Canoe" by Belmore Browne at The Smithsonian American Art Museum


What is to see in Washington DC?

Away from the mall and the busy museums of Washington DC there is a little pearl that is worth a visit if you are in Washington DC. 


The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a fantastic free museum in Washington DC that definitely deserves a visit.
 
What to see at The Smithsonian American Art Museum?

Next to the National Portrait Gallery, The Smithsonian American Art Museum offers a rich collection of American Art. Visiting the Museum is also a way to travel through the history of the United States of America. The collection is extremely interesting because provide you with the opportunity to see some masterpieces of American artists, but also to enjoy paintings that represent famous events in the history of the United States.
  
The highlight of the museum is a very interesting collection of paintings representing scenes of the time of the first arrival of the European colons in to the Far West and in the North.

The paintings represent majestically how the first contacts with the American Indians would have looked in the eyes of the colons. 

The painting (above) "The Chief's Canoe" by Belmore Browne is a fantastic representation of an era long gone: the huge glacier and the beautifully painted Indian canoe are a fantastic sight.

You can almost feel you are there on the banks of the lake seeing the canoe slowly approaching and these wonderful people with their colorful dresses staring at you with suspect and curiosity.
The iconic Edward Hopper's "Cape Cod Morning" is also exhibited at The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC


Paintings of a more recent era of the American History are also exhibited at The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC.

The iconic Edward Hopper's "Cape Cod Morning" is also exhibited at The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. Such a simple subject for a painting that is able to really represent the American culture in only six colors.






What is the most amazing painting at the Smithsonian American Art Museum?

I think the painting below certainly deserves a mention. Do you now the name of the painter? (leave it in the comments box below).



Lady in White by Thomas Dewing is certainly one of the most famous painting of the collection at The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC and probably one of the most difficult to photograph. It is absolutely amazing and it ios so difficult to be appreciated just in a phtograph.



Lady in White by Thomas Dewing

The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC is not just paintings, but also beautiful design. Admire below the wonderful chair made with buffalo horns, it is absolutely amazing!
 
Also the design of the building is stunning, take the time to visit The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC and also the National Portrait Gallery next to it (read my dedicated post).

 
 
 


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