|The Phillips Collection, Washington DC|
Duncan Phillips was heir to a Pittsburgh steel fortune and use that inheritance to collect more than 3,000 works of modern and contemporary art. The collection is in Phillips's boyhood home and 2 adjacent properties. The collection is jaw dropping. As we were touring the special exhibition, Made in America, I kept remarking, "we saw this painting, but which museum?" Finally, after reading the description of the exhibition, I realized the show had been on the road and we had seen it in Tampa last year. Oy. At least I could remember specific paintings if not when and where I saw them. Add to last year's favorites John Sloan's 6 o'clock Winter, Everett Spruce's Arkansas Landscape, and Whitefield Lovell's beautifully rendered portraits.
Tonight we ate at Cafe Mozart, a place we have eaten on other visits. It is German fare. The evening there was a Viennese woman playing the accordion and singing German/Austrian songs. She serenaded us with Strauss while she whooped and laughed.