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Saturday, June 14, 2008

First Field Trip Part 4; Grate Artworks of Western Civilization


Finally, we get to some Art. I remember going down to the Nat Gal with a little dinky sketchbook and drawing the vent. Drawing in public always makes me antsy for some no-good reason. After this ran in the Post Mag I got a note from a woman who'd been at docent at the Gallery, saying how little kids always noticed the fancy vents and would always stick their hands in them. I know I did when I went down there on field trips as a kid. It's one of the things you do growing up in the Capitol of the Free World.

3 comments:

Mark Anderson said...

I still do that sometimes. We'll be at a gallery or something and I'll get distracted looking a all of the white walls, or the guards' uniforms, or whatever...

here today, gone tomorrow said...

From my observation, it's also required for kids to chase the poor pigeons on the Mall. My then-5-year-old niece did it with enourmous gusto in summer's high heat. But then again, she's Canadian.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Mike Rhode said...

It *is* a nice vent though.