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Old 09-10-2019, 06:02 PM
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Whistler in Watercolor at the Freer Museum (DC)

Hi, Iím relatively new to wetcanvas, but I thought I would post about an exhibition I saw today. The Freer museum, part of the Smithsonian, is exhibiting about 50 of James Whistlerís watercolors until Nov 3, 2019. Itís been up since May, so I apologize if this has been mentioned before.

Itís a beautiful collection, not exhibited since the 1930ís, and under the constraints of Freerís will, they do not travel.

Since DC is a big tourist destination, if you find yourself here in the next few weeks, make sure to go see the exhibition. Thereís also a mahoosive book to go along with the show that I think can be ordered through the gallery shop.

You can see many images at https://www.freersackler.si.edu/exhi...in-watercolor/

Cheers

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Re: Whistler in Watercolor at the Freer Museum (DC)

Thanks for the link, it is good to remember just how much watercolor was popular in those days and I am sure that Whistler did much to make art available to the masses.

Doug
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Old 09-11-2019, 10:33 AM
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Re: Whistler in Watercolor at the Freer Museum (DC)

Thank you, Lavendulan. : )

Oh, how I miss the wonderful world of museums in Washington! I was so spoiled by by them, living in the immediate Maryland suburbs from the early 1950s until last year, and working right across the street from the White House . . .

Visitors from around the world are astonished to learn that unlike museums in virtually every other city here and abroad, admission to all the U.S. Government museums of Art, Science, Air and Space, etc., is entirely free. (That even includes the wonderful National Zoo!) and they are easily and inexpensively reached by subway and bus, even from the suburbs, where hotels are less expensive.

Best NOT to plan a trip to the Washington museums during major holiday weekends, and especially not during the Cherry Blossom Festival, when the city is crammed by tourists and school groups, but at any other time visits to Washington's museums are a delightful experience, affordable to all : )

Lynn/LC
(as of about a year ago, "exiled" to Pennsylvania, and oh, so homesick . . . and who wished for more than a decade that there were other members of The Wash for a "Meet" in the DC Area.)
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Old 09-11-2019, 03:37 PM
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Re: Whistler in Watercolor at the Freer Museum (DC)

Yes, LC, the museums are a complete spoil for residents. Yesterday there were maybe 6 other people at the exhibit. Being local, I can pick the days to avoid the hordes. I live right downtown, a 6 minute bus ride to the mall.
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