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Sunday, May 4, 2014

There's More to Whistler than His Mother

DC's Smithsonian museums (there are 17 of them here in the city) are among America's most treasured and visited places. But the Smithsonian also publishes a series of some of the most interesting, fact-filled blogs appearing anywhere on the internet. Each Sunday, The Prices Do DC re-posts an entry that initially appeared in one of those highly-readable blogs. Hope you enjoy and maybe we'll see you soon at the Smithsonian.

"Old Battlesea Bridge" by Whistler
 — There’s more to the painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler than his mother. There are boats, cities, bridges, kimonos and a city transforming into a new age.
All of these are on display at a new exhibit, “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames,” at the Arthur M. Sackler museum in Washington, D.C., through Aug. 17. The well-known painting of his mother is not included.
This rare exhibit has more than 90 works from museums in the United Kingdom, including Tate Britain, and U.S. museums, including pieces from the extensive collection at the Freer Gallery of Art.
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