|American Indian portraits by George Catlin (1796-1892) which I particularly wanted to see.|
|Thomas Hart Benton (1889-1975) -- "Archelous and Hercules"|
|"Archelous and Hercules," detail.|
|Works by Georgia O'Keeffe and Arthur Dove.|
|One of several large landscape paintings by Thomas Moran (1837-1926).|
After our visit to SAAM we went to lunch at Zaytinya, a delightful restaurant quite near the museum.
|After ordering, you are served puffy pita-type breads.|
|Dipping olive oil with a "Z" written in pomegranate vinegar.|
|Foreground: tarama salata. Background: İmam bayıldı (eggplant with walnuts).|
We also enjoyed shakshouka with smoked duck.
|Fish -- bronzino -- with walnuts, water cress, pomegranate seeds, and other flavors.|
|In the open kitchen -- legs of lamb roasting on spits.|
|Another view of the kitchen.|
|In the afternoon we went to the "Nature's Best Photography"|
exhibit at the main Smithsonian natural history museum.
We've enjoyed several earlier exhibits of this annual contest.