DC Spring 2011
Mar 28, 2011Public
Photo: From the plaza in front of the West Building, looking east, with a corner of the National Gallery of Art's East Building visible above the spray from the fountain.  On the left are magnolia blossoms. Ahead, I presume, is the semi-circular annex to the US District Court.
Photo: Magnolia trees on the plaza in front of the older, West Building of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Ahead is the East Building.
Photo: Cherry blossoms photographed in front of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art on the first Sunday of the annual festival.
Photo: Temporary curtains surround the East Building of the National Gallery to protect the new landscaping. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom. The dome of the US Capitol appears low in the center of the photo.
Photo: Paul Gauguin (artist) French, 1848-1903. "Fatata te Miti (By the Sea)," 1892, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection, NGA, DC. Since I was too late to get in to the 2 p.m. lecture I had planned to attend, I visited "Gauguin: Maker of Myth," the exhibition in the East Building of the National Gallery. http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/gauguininfo.shtm