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"Untitled," 1978 by Alexander Calder

Cutting Edge: The National Gallery’s East Building Reopens

Well worth the three-year wait, the newly redesigned and refurbished East Building of the National Gallery of Art has reopened. Perry Chin, a colleague of I.M. Pei, architect of the original, undertook the extensive, if subtle reworking. First opened in 1978 to house modern and contemporary art, the building is comprised of interlocking triangles reflecting […]

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"Sleeping Nude," by Pablo Picasso

An Absinthe Drinker, Two Tahitian Girls, and a Frog …

…walk into a bar. Oops, never mind. That’s another blog for another time. Seriously, though, if you walk into the Phillips Collection here in DC you’ll meet them all – and more. Gaugin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, now on view, showcases some 60 works from the Staechelin and Im Obersteg Collections, normally on view […]

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Peggy Guggenheim wearing earrings by Alexander Calder

Toasting Peggy Guggenheim on the Grand Canal

Ah Venice! San Marco, the Doge’s palace, the canals, the atmospheric fog, the bridge of sighs. Sigh… All magical, to be sure, but the most compelling attraction on a recent visit to Venice was the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, housed in her unfinished palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal. Walking through the gates made by American artist, […]

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