Seriously, there's so much art crammed into Washington, D.C.'s mall that you can't walk more than a few blocks without literally running into it. On a walk back to my hotel I stumbled across the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. Of course I had to take the detour. There was lots to see. Here are a few of my favorites.
Joan Miro delights with his bronze interpretation of a Lunar Bird (1944 -1946, enlarged and cast 1966 - 1967, bronze).
I love the surrealist dream represented in Judith Shea's Post-Balzac (1991, bronze).
Yoko Ono brings her peace-y, love-y art attitude with Wish Tree for Washington, DC (2007, live tree and mixed media). In this work, visitors write wishes on paper tags and hang them on a tree in the sculpture garden. Yes, I wrote a wish but I refuse to divulge it for fear of jinxing it.
Yes, I stole one of the Yoko Ono Imagine Peace pencils. Sorry.
Finally, how can you not love Roy Lichtenstein's massive Brush Stroke (1996, painted and fabricated aluminum).