|Happy New Year!|
The next day, Mom and Dad headed off to Wintergreen for a wild and crazy New Year's Eve. SMS and I went into the city. First, we went to Eastern Market where we ran into a friend of mine from freshman year of high school. It's a little hard to catch up on 20 years in the course of 15 minutes, but it was really cool to see her.
The Sackler had some great exhibitions. We saw the Art of the Qur'an, Turquoise Mountain and Red: Ming Dynasty/Mark Rothko, a visual dialogue on the immensity of the color red (sure). There was also a modern installation inspired by Whistler's Peacock Room, which is currently undergoing renovation in the Freer. Although I didn't love the modern take, it was pretty cool to see
|Turquoise Mountain: Modern Craftsman, Traditional Techniques|