Smithsonian Museum of Art

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by BeAdventureous! on July 21, 2001

I have been to the Louvre & Musee d'Orsay, to the Sistine Chapel, to the Uffizzi Gallery & Galleria dell' Accademia, to the Metropolitan Museum, to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, art museums in Chicago, San Francisco, and St Louis, so having been around the block, I can tell you that this is one of the BEST. It has wondrous pieces that make you feel like you have walked into an enchanted rain forest with majestic palms, you almost hear the parrots screeching, this from the Hudson River school of illuminists. Edward Hopper's "People in the Sun" is another example of American art we can be proud of. Andra Del Castagno's "David" on leather, complete with the bloodied head of Goliath is part of its collection as well.
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