We are eight months into this pandemic and life continues to become more unnerving each day. As an educator visiting art galleries has become an important diversion for those of us who must have a weekly dose of paintings, sculptures, and music to stay focused and centered.
I couldn’t believe an email I received this afternoon indicating the National Gallery of Art will be closing [again] to the public on Saturday, November 21 out of caution and the response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region, which I totally understand and agree with wholeheartedly.
I’m so looking forward to 2021 with hopes the new year will bring the opportunity to start anew. Luckily, a few of us were able to visit the National Gallery in October, and took photos to peruse until we can once again return.
1} Place du Carrousel, Paris by Camille Pissarro, oil of canvas, 1900 2} The Japanese Footbridge by Claude Monet, oil on canvas, 1899 3} Boulevard des Italiens, Morning, Sunlight by Camille Pissarro, oil on canvas, 1897 4} Masked Ball at the Opera by Edouard Manet, oil on canvas, 1873 5} Fruit, Jug, and a Glass by Jean Simeon Chardin, oil on canvas, 1726/1728.
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Stay safe and enjoy,