Category Archives: Museums

No Spectators

No Spectators, at the Renwick Gallery, is an exhibit of art from Burning Man.

Shrumen Lumen by FoldHaus

Shrumen Lumen by FoldHaus

Truth is Beauty, by Marco Cochrane

Maya Angelou, by Mitchell Riley, seen reflected in a glass facade on 17th street.

And there are several large sculptures on the surrounding streets, including:

XOXO by Laura Kimpton

Almost Home

The Do Ho Suh exhibit, Almost Home, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum shows his fabric re-creations of the spaces he has lived in.  Both meticulous and mesmerizing, the structures convey his memories of home and displacement.

Hirshhorn at night

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s work, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C. (1988), has been projected on the Hirshhorn Museum for the last three nights. It is a restaging of his original work, created for the Hirshhorn 30 years ago.

On the other side of the Hirshhorn, above the entrance, is the logo developed by the AIDS protest group ACT UP in the 1980’s, as part of the museum’s current exhibit on art and commodities in the 1980’s.

New Year’s Day

I always like to start the year by photographing around the city, but in today’s frigid weather, I went inside five museums on the Mall.  Favorite exhibits:

Subodh Gupta’s Terminal at the Sackler

Seeing Ai Weiwei’s Trace again, on the closing day of the exhibit.