Thursday, June 3, 2010

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery & Museum of American Art

Housed in the same building is the Portrait Gallery and the Museum of American Art. They each get three floors to display phenomenal works of art.  I want to get back to painting. This portrait of Joseph Smith was painted in 1971. I thought it had been painted during his lifetime.


Portrait of Red Cloud.

Bust of Andrew Jackson.


Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.

What does it say? (Actual license plates)

Self-portrait by Max Beckman.


Portrait of LL Cool J (on loan from Cool J himself).

Painting by Maynard Dixon.

Love the painting, love the frame.






The Death of Cleopatra


Sculpture from Puerto Rico that I found intriguing.

Painting by Thomas Hart Benton



Painting by Robert Indiana


2 comments:

judy said...

So cool. Thanks for sharing. And yes, you need to get back to painting!

Jessica said...

One of my all time favorite museums!