Todd Gray’s Muse at the Corcoran features a fresh, clean look. Credit: Emily Clack
Two Washington, D.C., museums have combined art and cuisine for an enriching dining experience.
Fabric sculptor Lee Boroson’s “Lunar Bower,” is the newest addition to the Phillips Collection’s “Intersections” series. For the past two years, the museum has displayed mini-installations from contemporary artists in response to works found in the museum’s collection. The series’ latest piece—found in the museum’s ground-floor cafe—is a canopy of colorful felt and silk that filters the overhead lights, meant to give diners the moonlit aura of painter Albert Pinkham Ryder’s nighttime landscapes.
Across town at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the artistry is on the menu.
Todd Gray’s Muse at the Corcoran, in the gallery’s atrium, will offer handcrafted, seasonal options with a focus on sustainable, local ingredients. Some offerings are vegan or vegetarian. Expect artistic fare such as hand-pulled Amish chicken salad and a warm spinach wrap with grilled vegetables. To find out what will be on the menu for the winter season, visit http://www.corcoran.org/muse/.