Home from Washington and Baltimore. Random recollections. Extraordinary art in Washington, but … duh! We started at the Phillips Collection. Marjorie Acker Phillips and Duncan Phillips put together an extraordinary modern art collection. Aside from the regular collection, which include the magnificent Luncheon of the Boating Party by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, we saw Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, with amazing painting from the Rudolf Stachelin and Karl Im Obersteg, European collectors and Phillips peers.
We also saw a great—and very large—selection of Irving Penn photos at the American Art Museum, which shares a beautiful building with the National Portrait Gallery. The Portrait Gallery featured a photo essay on Dolores Huerta, César Chávez’ lesser