Our family lives in Washington D.C. There are so many amazing places to visit and see, but most of the time, our weekends are filled with kids' birthday parties and getting over colds. I've decided that once a month I will blog about a different place in the DMV area, which means more deliberate outings and monthly photo shoots with the kids - another goal accomplished! This blog is to share about my work, but a big part of making it a weekly goal was to create more accountability with myself. So here goes nothing!
We went out on a miserably cold day. I think it was 12 degrees Fahrenheit, but the weather app said it felt like 3 degrees. Our kids whined all the way from our car to the museum, but once we got inside they were happier. Ritter and I were excited to see that the museum has a free coat check - no lugging around diaper bags and coats!
The kids really enjoyed this piece by Jean Dubuffet - Site a L'homme assis.
Gerhard Richter's Abstract Painting 780-1.
The pictures above and below show Ellie and Bella's different personalities so perfectly.
Playing peek-a-boo with Site a L'homme assis.
I can't help but marvel at children's skin. No photoshopping necessary.
Alberto Giacometti's Walking Man II. I think the kids were a little scared...
The plane is Angel of History by Anselm Kiefer. The black wooden piece is Lever No. 3 by Martin Puryear.
In the foreground is a part of Untitled by Alexander Calder, and in the background - Circle II and Circle III by David Smith.
Right after this shot we had to get Ellie away from the piece - no touching...
Playing in and around Five Plates, Two Poles by Richard Serra.
At this point we were definitely touching the sculpture and it was time to go.
I promise I didn't ask them to strike this pose. Sometimes I have to ask them to act more like children when posing for pictures. Angel of History by Anselm Kiefer.
Katharina Fritsch's Hahn/Cock is on loan to The National Gallery of Art from Glenstone Museum, and was originally placed in London's Trafalgar Square. This wonderful piece is on the new Roof Terrace of the East Building.