Day 40

Wesley Heights (September 1, 2019)

This was one of our longest and hilliest walks so far. Along the way we passed the Kreeger Museum on Foxhall Road.

Kreeger Museum

The Kreeger is the former residence of David and Carmen Kreeger. It was designed in 1963 by iconic architect Philip Johnson. The Kreegers amassed more than three hundred works of art. These include impressionist paintings by Monet, Sisley, Pissarro and Renoir and a number of works by other European artists, including Picasso, Munch, Beckmann, Dubuffet, Kadinsky and Miro.

The collection also includes works by a number of famous American artists, including Calder and Stella.

The museum is open Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Next door to the Kreeger is the Field School where our son, Jake, attended High School. Field is a private school with approximately 380 6-12 grade students. The school was founded in 1972 and moved to its current campus in 2002. The school includes the original Cafritz mansion and a number of other buildings. It being a Sunday, we took the opportunity to look around the school and check out a renovation that has been added since Jake left.

The Cafritz Mansion
“Dare To Be” stainless steel sculpture by Barton Rubenstein
The Field bus fleet

Wesley Heights is bound on three sides by woodlands. We passed this local resident.

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