dc museums

posted on: Tuesday, June 4, 2013

So….MUSEUMS.

Julia Child’s kitchen. She had a purple Kitchen Aid mixer, I’ll have you know. I kind of love that.

DC has A TON of free things to do. It’s pretty magical. Most museums are totally free, which is one of the major perks of this city. We definitely managed to see as much as we possibly could. The American History Museum, Natural History museum, Air & Space, Hirshorn museum, the Archives, Ford’s theater. I broke my feet in, is what I’m saying. After 26 years they’re finally broken in..or just broken after all that walking. They have since made a complete recovery.

I feel the need to explain the last few photos. They’re from an exhibit at the Hirshorn Museum based on art using mixed media. It’s by Ann Hamilton and is a room completely covered in post-it notes and news clippings with a tank in the center of the room that houses cabbage and snails. It’s based on the true story of a man who, as his memory began to fade, put up post-it notes to remember everything. The cabbage and snails represent the brain deteriorating. We even had to put little booties on since the floor was beeswax-covered post-it notes with more writing. Interesting, to say the least!

We had so much fun exploring the museums, but boy were we exhausted at the end of the day. So much to see and do! I love DC.

  • Wow! That museum is very intriguing. So interesting to me!