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One of the top contemporary fine art glass galleries in the world, the Maurine Littleton Gallery regularly exhibits the creations of the finest American glass artists. The gallery boasts permanent displays of glass art and other three-dimensional works in metal, ceramic and fiber. Prominent artists featured here include Dale Chihuly, Harvey Littleton, William Morris, Therman Staton and Ginny Ruffner. Most of the glass work is abstract in nature.
Since the 1960s, Adams Davidson has been a prominent dealer of American art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Folks with a particular interest in the period from the Revolution to the New Deal will be awed by the gallery's selection includind some of the nation's finest art. At this locale, you can view works by Cole, Church, Homer, Peale and Rockwell.
Addison-Ripley Fine Art explores and presents varied forms of visual arts. Sylvia Ripley and Christopher Addison started the gallery in 1981 and since then, it has become one of the leading galleries that promote contemporary art, including painting, sculpture, photography and more. Be it private or corporate clients, staff here can assist buyers in adding quality work to their collections. The gallery has featured works by renowned artists like Susan Davis and Manon Cleary.
Formerly known as the City Post Office, the Postal Square Building served as the main post office right from 1914 to 1986. It went through a major renovation in 1929 and in the early 90's. Today the building is a reminder of DC's glorious past and holds the National Postal Museum along with other interesting restaurants and spaces. The building is also used as a venue and event space.
Located in one of the city's racially and culturally diverse neighborhoods, the Shrine of the Sacred Heart has been an iconic monument in the city since 1901. Standing unassumingly amidst modern structures, it seems like this church asserts the persistence and the eternal presence of religious faith, its timeless Byzantine architecture remaining spellbinding till today. Providing a spiritual respite to all communities and cultures, the Shrine of the Sacred Heart plays a very important role of binding the community together with the thread of faith. See the website or call to know more.
Built in 1932, The Arlington Memorial Bridge is part of the National Register of Historic Places and is used to connect two historic sites; The Lincoln Memorial and Columbia Island. Crossing over the Potomac River, the bridge is a gateway to the Arlington National Cemetery and it is told that former President Warren G. Harding expanded the construction after sitting in a three-hour traffic jam on a visit to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The architecture is grand and features multiple designs and horse sculptures by renowned artists Leo Friedlander and Carl Paul Jennewein. The view from the bridge is worth a stop, catch it on your way to the cemetery or the Lincoln Memorial.