|Wayne in the National Portrait Gallery|
With the entire day ahead of us, we walked to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. We arrived at 10:30; it opened at 11:30. We briskly walked down to the Mall and the National Art Gallery, braving a wind chill of 27 degrees. Our time there was spent in the Italian Medieval and Florence Renaissance rooms. We saw many paintings that we've studied for our Florence trip: Fra Anglico and Filippo Lippi Adoration of the Magi, Lippi's Madonna and Child, Castagno's David with the Head of Goliath
|National Gallery of Art|
At the 11:30 opening time we walked through the sculpture garden where we stopped to admire Roxy Paine's steel tree. We have seen another of her trees at the Crystal Bridges Museum.
|Wayne with Roxy Paine Sculpture|
A walk through the Modern and Contemporary Gallery gave us a look at a beautiful David Hockney piece that was painted on the floor and wall of a black gallery and changed with different colored lights projected upon it.
|David Hockney, American Art Museum|
The Grant and Lee exhibit had wonderful death masks of both men. Tonight is dinner at the Woodward Table around the corner on H street.