Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sightseeing in Washington, D.C. - National Art Gallery and Canadian Embassy

After AwesomeCon, Doug and I planned to do more sightseeing in Washington, D.C.  We spent most of our final day in the nation's capital at the National Gallery of Art/West Building, but on the way back to our hotel, we made a brief stop at the National Gallery of Art/East Building.  Although the galleries are closed for renovation, we enjoyed seeing several sculptures on display. 

One of the sculptures in the East Building atrium is Capricorn, cast in 1975 by the German-born artist Max Ernst.

Doug was intrigued by Jim Dine's The Gate, Goodbye Vermont.

Untitled, the largest mobile ever created by Alexander Calder, was my favorite.

Since we were also close to the Canadian Embassy (501 Pennsylvania Avenue NW), we stopped by but couldn't go past the security check point.

However, we were able to admire the impressive inuksuk sculpture by David Ruben Piqtoukun in the embassy lobby.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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