The Kreeger Museum is a hidden gem in Washington DC.  Hidden in plain sight on Foxhall Road NW, it is just a few minutes from Georgetown and Key Bridge. The private, non-profit museum is set on 5 acres of sculpture-filled, tranquil gardens.  The museum is the former residence of David & Carmen Kreeger, and focuses on 19th & 20th Century art, as well as prominent Washington artists.

It’s truly a lovely setting to view art. I’ve always particularly loved homes that have been turned in to museums. These rooms in the Kreeger are conducive to contemplation, as seen by these two women.

Separated by William Christenberry’s “Dream Building II” and surrounded by Clifford Still’s “Untitled”, Sam Gilliam’s “Cape”, and Josef Albers’ Homage to the Square:Wet and Dry” the two women are each lost in their personal worlds.

I especially loved the play of sculpted shadows set against the color of the paintings.  The women become part of that neutral palette, allowing the art to really define the space.

Divided, 24 x 36″, oil on linen