Oct 01, 2008
Oct 31, 2008
The Boy continued to explore the National Archives and was thrilled to see the Magna Carta.
Wednesday night we went to a Smithsonian lecture on nanotechnology and rushed home to catch the rest of the Presidential debate.
Wednesday The Girl went to the National Gallery of Art to see the "works on paper" exhibit (fabulous) and the "Adams, Adams and Steiglitz" photographs. The display of photographs was unusual, in that several series of photos were shown. The Steiglitz series is a stunning ocean series. Anyone who has tried to paint a diptych or triptych can only marvel at such a series: each photo could hold its own, yet the group held together as one. She found a book on Monet at Giverney on sale at the gift shop and couldn't resist a little sketching kit. On the way back she got a good view of the front of the Newseum and its facade of the First Amendment carved in stone.