Marvelous, Mysterious, Masterpieces…

…from Museums in Washington D.C.

It’s time for the letter M in Jenny’s Alpabe-Thursday.

This is fire etched wood relief called The Adoration of St. Joan of Arc, 1896, J. William Fosdick.  This first series of photos were taken at the National Portrait Gallery.

Sadly I didn’t take photos of all the descriptions of the art and I didn’t have my museum husband or daughter with me who read everything in museums to help me out. OYE!

This was so mysterious and sad. This is a bronze memorial of Henry Adam’s wife “Clover”. She committed suicide in 1885 by drinking chemicals used for processing photographs. Adams commissioned Augustus Saint-Gaudens to create this memorial of his wife.

A most interesting canvas…

Now I’m moving on to the National Gallery of Art…

For my finale I’m posting 2 more Masterpieces from Monet…

I’m going to be traveling out and about being a tour guide for the next few days. I’ll try to visit sometime this weekend.

We were so excited that the U.S. Women beat France on Wednesday to go to the World Cup Finals on Sunday. They will be playing Japan who beat Sweden on Wednesday. Go U.S.A.!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

20 thoughts on “Marvelous, Mysterious, Masterpieces…

  1. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this post! One of the down sides of being rural is the lack of cultural venues. We do visit Seattle and BC from time to time for art exhibits; but it’s been a long time. I’m a huge fan of the arts, so this was such a treat. I really can’t decide what I liked the most, but your Monet ending was spectacular!

  2. Thank you for taking us along…I grew up in D.C. and have been away for 30+ years…I miss those treasures. I still remember the first time I saw a small painting by Van Gogh and stood within a few feet of it.

  3. I don’t know if you remember that game called “Masterpiece”? Some of your pics are of the masterpieces that were in that game…it was a great way to learn some art history and to learn about the great masters of painting! National Gallery of Art…I shall return!!!! Soon!!!

  4. Having just been to Lovell, I had no idea, until now, that a famous painter was born there. It’s a very unassuming place. I’ll have to do a bit of research. This is why I love Blogdom.

  5. I’ve not been to this gallery but I can tell I need to add it to my bucket list.

    What lovely works. I would tell you which is my favorite but I can’t…because they are all amazing.

    Thanks for sharing this marvelous field trip with us!

    I didn’t even have to put my shoes on.


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