Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Smithsonian Renwick Art Gallery

Many non-DCers may not know, but there are many Smithsonian museums in addition to the more well-known ones like US History/Air and Space. I went to one of these for the first time today- The Renwick Art Gallery. Although small, it was pretty cool. Here are my favorite 3 pieces:

This is called "breast trophy." I think it's fairly self-explanatory.

Next, there's the Game Fish. I liked it so much, I even bought a Game Fish mug at the gift shop.

It's a fish, made of games! I know it's small, but some of its parts include gumby, yoyos, dice, dominoes, scrabble tiles, etc. And this game fish is armed! As in, it has an arm, holding a dart.

Finally, my favorite was "ghost clock"

At first I was like- WTF, is this seriously a grandfather clock with a sheet draped over it? Then I read the blurb, and it was like "at first glance this may appear to be a grandfather clock with a sheet draped on top of it..." Like it read my mind! In actually, that's not a sheet. The "sheet" and the base of the clock are all the same substance, from the same piece of mahogony. Cool!


Danny said...

One time in high school I got a breast trophy from this girl.

Danny said...

Also, that ghost clock is officially awesome.