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Thursday, March 26, 2009

I have some very exciting miniature news! Through this blog site, I was invited by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. to exhibit my 17th century Dutch Canal House (shown above) at the museum. This is in conjunction with their current exhibit, “Pride of Place, Dutch Cityscapes of the Golden Age” which runs through May 3rd. Their web site is Admission to the museum is free. I understand there will be some publicity from the museum and the following is taken from their web site:

"Family Weekends offer a variety of activities—films, music, hands-on art projects—for children and adults to enjoy together. All activities are free. There is no advance registration for this drop-in program; participation in each activity is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call (202) 789-3030. April 25 from 10:00 to 5:00 April 26 from 11:00 to 6:00 West Building Main Floor.

Join us for a weekend of programs celebrating seventeenth-century Dutch painters and the cities that inspired them. Explore the exhibition Pride of Place: Dutch Cityscapes of the Golden Age using family activity booklets. Examine the unique design of Dutch cities–the squares, marketplaces, canals, and rows of houses, and how different artists depicted the bustling city centers. Create works of art inspired by the unique architecture of Dutch cities and experiment with des igning your own cityscape. Listen to seventeenth-century Dutch music and enjoy traditional folk songs. Each performance will last approximately thirty minutes.

Please take a look at additional photos of this dolls house. You will need to scroll down, to the 2nd page to find it. I do hope any of you in the area will come and say “hello.” I would love to meet you.