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In Washington DC, a throne …

In Washington DC, a throne …

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millenium General Assembly – James Hampton 1909-1964 8th and F Streets, N.W. Washington, DC 202 633-7970 Folk Art Exhibit “Where there is no vision, the people perish”  — Proverbs 29:18 (King James Version) posted on the wall…

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Ride the dragon

Ride the dragon

Located in front of the Smithsonian castle, this colorful carousel was built in 1947 by the Allan Herschell Co. It was placed on the Mall in 1891 and features 60 horses (including my favorite, a Sea Dragon.) Before the carousel arrived, it was a popular…

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Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Animal Heads

Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Animal Heads

Internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has reinterpreted the twelve bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat in Beijing. The heads are meant as a statement on China’s communist government…

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Tunneling to the Library

Tunneling to the Library

After we visited the Capitol, we took the tunnel over to the Thomas Jefferson Building which houses the Library of Congress for a jaw-dropping visual feast, including a Gutenberg bible and over-the-top marble, granite, iron and bronze interior based on the Paris Opera House. The…

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James Hampton's Throne, SAAM and Washington wanderings…

James Hampton's Throne, SAAM and Washington wanderings…

The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, designed by Norman Foster at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, it is a part of the building houses the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. I love Washington DC.  I…

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