Monday, August 6, 2018

Polyester Microwaves / Microondas De Poliéster

La versión español está después de la primera foto.

WE KNEW HEAVY rain was coming on yet another day in Washington DC, so we decided to visit the National Portrait Gallery. When we arrived, we discovered that it now shared a building with the Museum of American Art. Yes, things change in 32 years. The building is magnificent with a beautiful central courtyard. The Portrait Gallery takes up the left wings and American Art fills the right. Change is good. We went right.

Our favorite works, among so many, were those of Korean artist Do-ho Suh, who studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University. He creates a "suitcase home" out of polyester fabric and stainless steel armatures.

However, if you want some lunch, you can't use Do-ho Suh's polyester microwave, and I recommend you skip the museum café. Check out the photo at bottom for our $62 lunch.

TWO MUSEUMS UNDER ONE ROOF.
DOS MUSEOS BAJO UN MISMO TECHO.

SABÍAMOS QUE LLOVÍA fuertemente un día más en Washington DC, así que decidimos visitar la National Portrait Gallery (Galería Nacional De Retratos). Cuando llegamos, descubrimos que ahora compartía un edificio con el American Art Museum (Museo de Arte Americano). Sí, las cosas cambian en 32 años. El edificio es magnífico, con un hermoso patio central. La Galería de Retratos ocupa las alas izquierdas y American Art llena la derecha. El cambio es bueno. Fuimos a la derecha

Nuestros trabajos favoritos, entre tantos, fueron los del artista coreano Do-ho Suh, que estudió en la Rhode Island School of Design (Escuela de Diseño de Rhode Island) y en Yale University (la Universidad de Yale). Él crea una "casa de maletas" confeccionada con tela de poliéster y armaduras de acero inoxidable.

Sin embargo, si quieres almorzar, no puede usar el microondas de poliéster de Do-ho Suh, y le recomiendo que evites la cafetería del museo. Mira la foto en la parte inferior para nuestro almuerzo de $ 62.








14 comments:

  1. Bobby Van's steakhouse is a couple of blocks away, they have the best $25 cheese-burger in town. The courtyard is neat, joined a couple of grand old buildings. Part of that building was used as a hospital during the civil war, Walt Whitman visited patients there, read to them, and helped them write letters home.

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    1. Travel,
      That would have been worth the splurge... the burgers. Is that Bobby Van the actor?

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  2. Should have had that water first!....and you may have had seconds thoughts?
    What an interesting place indeed!
    Could spend some time in there.
    Got to get to D.C. some day.....I'll wait till 'things straighten out' if you know what I mean.

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    1. Jim,
      What a great museums(s)! Yes, hopefully the world will still exist after the Giant Cheeto.

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  3. OMFG - that is totally ridiculous! They sure like to rake tourists over the coals, don't they?

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    1. Cheapchick,
      Ridiculously expensive even for a museum cafe ... even for Washington DC. But the museums are free... and amazing.

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  4. I love the door handles; the look like glass. you two got ripped off BIGLY TIME on lunch!

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    1. anne marie
      I especially loved the door h does nd the radiator. As for the cafe, the staff weren’t even pleasant that day!

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  5. Fantastic exhibit! Outrageous lunch prices.

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    1. Wilma,
      I’ll forget about lunch and just remember the museum and exhibit. And I’ll know better next time. Should have just left after seeing $13.50 marked on that sandwich!

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  6. I find that I'm oddly drawn to this artwork. It's fascinating. You probably could've bought all of the ingredients of your lunch from a store and made it yourself for less money! I should talk. I still enjoy buying food when I go to the zoo or amusement parks.

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    1. Deedles,
      Made I myself?!? That would be a laugh. Well, I suppose I CAN make a sandwich. There was so much more in the exhibit. Beautiful and intricate.

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  7. We didn't visit there, but perhaps the next time

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    1. Adam,
      You did so much more on your visit. Had to save something for next time.

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