Sunday, May 3, 2015

stars and stripes

Perhaps we had a little too much fun at the National Gallery of Art.  

We did see the Impressionist art.  And we chatted with the docents, who were really wonderful.  And the guards were very funny when I asked for the 112th time on the trip where the bathroom was.

But a friend had suggested that we needed to spend some time in the basement.  So we kind of walked briskly through the upstairs.  I know.  We are very uncultured.  But we had a mission.  The espresso and gelato bar.  Oh my.  

And then.  We headed into what we were actually there for.  The Leo Villareal Multiverse walkway, linking the East Wing to the main building.

We did actually use the walkway for its intended purpose, too, to go to the East building to visit a family favorite, the Andy Goldsworthy exhibit, beloved ever since our kids studied him in preschool.

But then we were back.

At the other end of the walkway was the museum book store, one of the most amazing collections of childrens book with an art theme, of course, that I have seen in a long time.  We were all very happy in that basement for a good long time.

Wow.  That was one rockin' basement.

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