Enjoy a unique and personal tour at the National Gallery of Art in Washington with veteran docent Lisa Grosh. Walking through the Italian Renaissance, Dutch, French, British and American galleries, you and your guide will view a wide range of paintings and explore how artists through the ages have depicted dogs in art. Did you know that France's King Louis XV commissioned a portrait of his hunting dogs Misse and Lutine, or that the Dutch often included dogs in scenes between women and their suitors to symbolize love and loyalty, or that French artist Edouard Manet was ridiculed by the critics for including a puppy in his painting? Choose a morning or afternoon on a mutually agreed upon date during the fall of 2021 or spring of 2022 where you and up to 7 guests will enjoy learning more about the representation and symbolism of dogs in Western art. Once your mind and spirit have been suitably fed, you'll have a chance to feed your body at the nearby Jaleo by Jose Andres before concluding this special visit to our nation's capital.
Donated By Lisa Grosh