This is one of those times when I am not sure how much I want to divulge because the Kreeger Museum in DC is one of those hidden gems that all great cities have, places that attract locals instead of tourists. The masterful collection at Kreeger consists of paintings, sculpture and an outdoor sculpture garden with works by well-known giants of the art world like Jacques Lipschitz, Henry Moore and Jean Arp and lesser known artists like Lucien Wercollier, Georges Rickey and Rainer Lagemann.
The museum was built as a private home on five acres on the edge of the capital for David and Carmen Kreeger with the express intent of it being turned into a museum after their deaths. It was designed by Philip Johnson in 1963 who, in one of his last commissions, was persuaded by the Kreegers to come out of semi-retirement.
The collection of paintings includes works by Bonnard, Monet, Cézanne, Sisley, Van Gogh, Georges Braque, Fernand Léger and Picasso as well as works by Kandinsky, Arshile Gorky, Clifford Still and Felix Ziem.