Phillips Natitude

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Phillips employees Sandy Lee and Lydia O’Connor showing their Natitude with jerseys, caps, bobbleheads, and baseball artwork.

To celebrate the Washington Nationals’s clinching the NL East with a win in Atlanta, the Phillips is showing off its Natitude with bobbleheads, artist jerseys, Nats caps, and even our very own Night Baseball artwork by Marjorie Phillips in the galleries. GO NATS!

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(left) Chief Operating Officer Sue Nichols brought in her precious bobblehead collection for the occasion (right) Phillips employee Caroline Paganussi shows off her Natitude

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Tryst at the Phillips employees sport Winslow Homer and Robert Motherwell jerseys to share their Natitude.

American Acrostics: Arthur G. Dove

Arthur G. Dove, Lake Afternoon, 1935, Wax emulsion on canvas 25 x 35 in.; 63.5 x 88.9 cm.. Acquired 1947. The Phillips Collection, DC.

To celebrate the last month of Made in the USA, we’ve asked Phillips staff to create acrostic poems for works in the exhibition. We’ll feature some of our favorite submissions over the next few weeks. In this post, Michele De Shazo, Assistant Registrar for Visual Resources and Collection, describes a work she finds “creepy” with three great words.

Arthur G. Dove, Lake Afternoon

Unusual
Sentient
Animals

Michele De Shazo, Assistant Registrar for Visual Resources and Collection

Putting Their Own Spin on the Classics

Last week preschool and kindergarten students from Tyler Elementary School took cues from the masters. In the art workshop, preschoolers experimented with different tools to make abstract expressionist paintings, just like Jackson Pollock. Later in the day kindergarteners drew their own versions of Arthur Dove’s Cows in Pasture (1935) and Georgia O’Keeffe’s Red Hills, Lake George (1927).

Natalie Mann, School, Outreach, and Family Programs Coordinator

Photos: Natalie Mann