Fifteen minutes of foam…

Andy's 15 minutes of foam
This trinket was in the gift shop at The National Gallery of Art.
The National Gallery of Art, and its attached Sculpture Garden, is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall, between 3rd and 9th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW. Open to the public and free of charge, the museum was privately established in 1937 for the American people by a joint resolution of the United States Congress. Andrew W. Mellon donated a substantial art collection and funds for construction.

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  1. Mellon was a pacifist. He didn’t want to support the war effort (WWII) so he negotiated an agreement with the feds to create the NGA in lieu of paying taxes. I learned that when I was a cashier at the NGA. I also saw homelessness get kicked into gear while working there. In 1980, Reagan’s administration closed public and veteran mental institutions around the country. Because many of the guards in the NGA and Smithsonians are veterans, they allowed the newly minted homeless to seek shelter in the tunnels linking all the museums and more under the Mall.

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