Sunday, September 23, 2012

Portrait of Alice Waters

Where: National Portrait Gallery

When: through November 30, 2012

Dave Woody, the winner of the 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, is the photographer.  It's a lovely composition; Waters is pictured beneath a mulberry tree.  Its fruit is too delicate to ship, so one assumes this is a nod to her dedication to eating local cuisine.  I'm all for this, but I would note that it's a lot easier to do this in California than in North Dakota, especially in the winter.  For the fact that she has been part of a movement that encourages people to buy from local suppliers and supports farmers' markets, I am truly grateful.

Verdict: You can easily see this along with any other show on display.  I saw it along with the "Recent Acquisitions," as they're in the same hallway.

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