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Washington, DC Gets Surprisingly Hip
We don't go crazy for museums around here--though we heart cute uniforms--but we're definitely considering a trip to Washington, DC to scope a new show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. The new exhibit has the requisite, elitist title--Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914-1939--but even that can't stop us from wanting to check it out.
With about 400 pieces of industrial design, architecture, painting, photography and graphic design, the show chronicles the development of all the stuff design-savvy hotels fill their lobbies with. Pieces range from slick furniture--like Alvar Aalto's Paimio Chair--to architectural snapshots--like Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye. This installation, which was previously at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, has some additional stuff from the Corcoran collection, so all you jet setters might want to see it a second time. It's on view until July 29.
Bonus tip: If you have the audacity to take Amtrak into DC, you can snag a 10% discount if you're going to see the show. (How do they make sure you actually go to see the exhibit?) Call 800/872-7245 and tell `em about "Convention Fares Code X75L-969" to see the savings.
· Modernism exhibit [Official Site]