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Established on May 29, 2004, the World War II Memorial is the first national memorial to honor the American troops who fought in the war. The design by architect Friedrich St. Florian marks the Pacific and European Theaters of World War II with magnificent arches and remembers the Americans who died with 4,048 stars along the Freedom Wall. It is located on the National Mall between the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument.
DC Cruises at Washington Harbour allows its customers to cruise the waters of the Potomac River and see the beautiful sights Washington has to offer. Visitors can choose to take the tour in the morning or take a tour under the moonlight and see the beautiful historical monuments. They also organize many special events and parties on their cruises.
Morton Fine Art is a fine art gallery located in the Truxton Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The gallery represents a diverse roster of emerging and established national and international contemporary artists with emphasis laid on Afro-American and African modern art. Morton Fine Art features a wide range of artworks on canvas and paper as well as wall-mounted sculptural work. Every alternate year, the staff of Morton conducts the Pop-up Project, which is a series of pop-up art exhibitions across the city. The Pop-up Project is just one of the many initiatives undertaken by the Morton Fine Art Gallery in a bid to transform and revolutionize the contemporary art industry by making museum-quality artworks easily accessible to a wider audience.
Take a ride on one of the city's most iconic cruise boats and enjoy a cruise on the Potomac river unlike any other. The Boomerang Party Yacht offers day, night, and sunset cruises that offer a different perspective on the city's most elegant monuments and historic structures. Abord that yacht you can sip some delicious drinks and cocktails to the tune of lively music spun by the DJ as you enjoy the wind in your hair and some fantastic views. A ride on this marvelous yacht is definitely a must when in the city.
The National Gallery houses an extensive collection of European and American art in two spectacular buildings. In the grand, neoclassical West Building, Rembrandt, Rubens and Gainsborough are well-represented. The permanent collection includes works from the 13th to 20th Centuries, including a section devoted to Impressionism. An underground concourse with a cafeteria, an excellent gift shop and a walled-in waterfall takes you to the East Building. Designed by I.M. Pei, this triangular building is a key city landmark and home to famous pieces of art and other temporary exhibitions.
One of two Smithsonian museums that feature Asian art, the Freer Gallery houses more than 26000 works from all points of the Asian continent, including China, Japan, Korea and India. These works include Asian porcelains, Japanese screens and Islamic art. The works of American artists influenced by Asia are also featured. The most spectacular of these is James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room, designed for a British shipping magnate and moved to the United States from London in 1904. The Sackler Gallery is interconnected with this gallery via underground exhibition space and houses an impressive collection of Chinese paintings, ceramics and jades.