Sunday, April 30, 2017

Smithsonian American Art Museum

A few days ago my post, Renwick Gallery, featured the "branch" of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The main gallery is located in the former Patent Office Building where Lincoln held his inaugural ball. The center courtyard shown above was covered as part of a recent renovation.

The art collection includes a wide variety of styles covering the full history of America. Below is the magnificent painting by Albert Bierstadt titled Among the Sierra Nevada, California dated 1868.

1 comment:

  1. Terrific shadows in your first photo. Art museums are always fun to visit.