We got to go to several fabulous exhibits in Washington, DC today,
one of them at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
People that might think they do not know Annie Leibovitz‘ work, have probably come across her photographs at some point.
As photographer of the stars and famous (and so much more), she has been on the covers of Rolling Stone, Vogue, Vanity Fair; just to mention a few.
This exhibit displayed a compelling mix of family photographs along with her work done on editorial assignments.
As Leibovitz says, “I don’t have two lives.” “This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.”
It was a powerful experience to see her work up close and personal. She has been witness to war zones, along with the death of loved ones. She has dealt with these life experiences the best way she knows how….through her art and states: “If it makes you cry, it goes in the show”.
Notice the doorway below taking you into the Corcoran Gallery of Art!
Having our nation’s capital just a 30 minute drive away is pretty amazing.
We are reminded, when we walk downtown and hear all the different languages spoken, that visitors come from all over the globe to visit Washington DC.
We feel extremely lucky to have so much virtually at our doorstep!
We also popped into the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s a small museum in a beautiful building with a dramatic grand staircase.
There really is too much to tell here!
The”Going West! Quilts and Community” exhibit runs thru 21 Jan 2008.
There are an amazing array of quilts to see!
We could not help but notice the words in the last picture here. Engraved above the entranceway to the Renwick Gallery (almost across the street from the White House) are the words again……DEDICATED TO ART……
This makes two art museums within a couple blocks of one another with the same motto above the door. We found that fascinating and inspiring and plan to be on the lookout for more Dedicated to Art welcomes!!!