Saturday, April 18, 2009

CHAL Field Trip to the Kreeger

The first CHAL field trip, April 18, 2007, was to the Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road, N.W., Washington, DC. Dan, Marilyn, Kay, Bob, Nancy and Geoff took advantage of this artistic feast. We could only take pictures outside, but some of the architecture and statues were well worth sharing.

Hey, Are you talking to me?

Ah the appreciation of a nice full figured woman.

Bob appreciating the full figured woman.
Some canned info about the museum:
This private museum was built for the 19th and 20th century art owned by philanthropists Carmen and David Lloyd Kreeger. The collection is unique because it represents the visions not only of the artists who created the pieces, but also of the two people who purchased them. Impressionistic works rate highly here, and include pieces by Monet, Renoir, and Pissarro. Works from the entirety of Picasso's career are on display, as well as an eclectically stunning mix of works by Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky, Alexander Calderand Joan Mir. Other pieces include some African, Indian, and Native American works. Tours are given by members of the museum's docent program, and emphasize both the art works and the building that houses them. Like many museums, this one is not limited to displaying art. Conceived as a gallery, a residence and a concert hall, the Kreeger is considered to be a fine example of each. The museum organizes community outreach, education, and volunteer programs, and frequently hosts lectures on art and architecture as well as musical concerts. -- Chrissa Gerard
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