Sunday, January 23, 2011

A trip to the Hirshhorn

On Friday I took a trip to the Hirshhorn Museum, which is one of the many Smithsonian museums. Although it was too cold to enjoy the sculpture garden outside, I had a great time looking through the collection. I chose to visit the Hirshhorn because it holds mostly modern works of art, something I studied last semester at Hamilton. One of my favorite artists in the collection is Willem de Kooning. De Kooning painted many abstract expressionist works and was friends with many other famous artists such as Jackson Pollack, Clyfford Still, Franz Kline, and Mark Rothko. I definitely recommend a trip to the Hirshhorn. Not only can you see some great works of art--it's also free!

1 comment:

TJE said...

I am a fan of Rothko.