The husband and I are planning on heading up for a day trip to DC shortly, so I thought I’d research a bit of art to visit while we’re there. I’m thinking a stop at the National Gallery to see the conceptual work of Mel Bochner. Hopefully we’ll make a stop at the Corcoran to see the Sleeping Soldiers photo exhibit by Tim Hetherington. Next we’ll slip over to the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum (somehow, after years of school and personal trips to DC, I’ve never stopped at this one) to see the non-staged photographs of Annie Leibovitz in her Pilgrimage show. And if time allows, we’ll stop in at the National Museum of Women in the Arts for R(ad)ical Love, graphic works of peace and love from Sister Mary Corita.
If you’re in the Bay Area, I’d be very jealous if you went to the DeYoung to see the Arthur Tress exhibit of his photographs from 1960s San Francisco. I saw the Tress exhibit, Fishtank Sonata, at the Corcoran many years ago, and fell in love with his intriguing vignettes and his juxtaposed messages.