Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Capitoline Venus
Flipping through the Amtrak magazine on the way to New Haven, I came across an advertisement for the latest exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in DC. The Capitoline Venus, a really well-preserved scultpure from antiquity, will be there from early June to early September. For more information, click here. It's here in part to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification, which, if you remember, was March 17th when I was in Italy and wondered why the shops were closed. I haven't been to its home, the Capitoline Museum in Rome, yet.
I'd like to go see it. Plus it's an excuse to go to DC and to hang out with my Virginia friends at a midpoint between us. I've only been to DC once so far this year, for the beautiful Cherry Blossoms and a couple of museums. We plan to indulge in the touristy and do the free More Than Monuments Walking Tour by DC By Foot. Hopefully it'll be cooler outside when we want to go towards the end of the exhibition.