Washington DC

Sept 2022

Had a good time in DC. Very cool exhibit.

Love, N

An Artist in Infinite Ways, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC
Yayoi Kusama is a painter, sculptor, performance artist, fashion designer, film producer, author, and installation artist. Within this vast universe of talent, her name is all but synonymous with one particular element: polka dots. She sees dots and spheres as “infinity nets” that represent the universe. Her work has been shown at a nearly infinite number of museums around the world – Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Chile, New Zealand, Moscow, Sydney, London, New York, LA, DC, and of course, Tokyo – as well as the Venice Biennale. Her fashion collaborations range from Louis Vuitton to Uniqlo. Among her many honors is a National Lifetime Achievement Award from here native Japan.

Woven Fabric, Niger

The Hague August 1985

We are expecting you to arrive on May 16 am (holiday here) Bill will see about the Madrid part – do you know if flights are every Sunday? Long ways from M. to Cordoba – did you know? Wish you were here to go to Budapest with us – April 4-8… Will let you know about Ordway… I hear Tom got snowed in! We did enjoy having them both. Bill’s trip to Ouagadougou was cancelled. He had a good 2 days in Paris this week.

Love, Va

Martin Kers, 1982

June 1985

Good to talk to you. If you work at 7:30, do you get off early? (4:30?). Also Friday afternoon? I have been cleaning – vacuuming, dusting – ugh! It is chilly and raining – even thunder and lightening this noon. I found another shirt like the rose one you got. I’m also working on the skirt – don’t know if my changes will work or not. Have some good photos of our trip to Het Loo, etc. Kangs are taking us to Chinese cafe downtown Sunday nite.

Love, Va

Martin Kers, Landscape Photography, Reiderwolder polder zomer

J.H. Weissenbruch (1824-1903)

July 1981

Hope you’ve had a great time in Calif. – and get home safely. We are going to airport this AM to meet Caroline who will be here overnight (from IITA). Bill had a good time there – was overwhelmed with hospitality, didn’t get involved in any problems. Nicholas up and quit one dark night – is now in Bodiga with a World Bank family – making a mint, I’m sure. Patrick working up at IH now!

Love, Va

View of a ship canal, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Netherlands

Aert van der Neer (1603-1677)

March 1982

Can you believe that this was painted in 1650? I’m reading Van Gogh’s life so I walked thru cold and rain to the museum today to see some painting of his (not many here) and other things like the “dollhouse”. Wish you were here to do the museums with me now. I’m needlepointing like mad, besides reading, doing some cleaning. It’s still awfully lonesome. Jean said you really look great and entertained her beautifully. She greatly appreciated it. See you soon.

Love, Va

Skating on the ditch of Haalem, Bredius Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

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