Friday, October 12, 2012

The Veiled Nun At The Corcoran Gallery Of Art Washington D.C.

This is my favorite piece of art at the Corcoran in D.C. Click on the picture to enlarge it. And then read about it in the link above. But to get the full effect it needs to be seen in person. You can see through the marble veil to see her marble face.  I always pay her a visit when I go to the Corcoran.

The Corcoran is hurting for money and they may have to sell the building and/or the Collection.
The biggest problem is they are charging 10 dollars admission in a city that is full of free museums.

Back in the 1960s and 1970s there was no admission fee.

The adjacent Corcoran Art School is doing fine. One suggestion that sounded good to me is save the old historic beautiful building by turning the whole building into the Art School. Mark Power made that suggestion. He wrote an article for the Washington Post about that.