Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More photos from the Museum for the American Indian, Washington DC

As I left a little teaser in my 'cartoon' photo from this post, I thought I ought to show the actual photo.  The display was in an extremely low-lighting area.  The glass was also thick and super-reflective, and a bit hard on my eyes.  I was definitely affected by the low light and was surprised that I couldn't stay in there for long.  


I am not sure why it was so dark, perhaps to preserve the very old articles of clothing that were displayed?  





I feel I rushed taking these photos and would like to go back and try again. 

















18 comments:

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Yes, light destroys everything over time. Disnne

TexWisGirl said...

the one photo certainly shows the darkness in the museum. still, beautiful exhibits.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, I am not sure if we have visited this museum..we usually always end up at the same museum, one that we love. Wonderful exhibits and photos. Thanks for sharing your day.

David Oliver said...

I realize my confusion from your first post now. I had never thought about how native American clothing/culture changed from the time of European settlement in America to, say 1900. Obviously, as these pictures prove, it was huge.

This was very interesting and educational.

William Kendall said...

Yes, it is a protective measure.

These are beautiful artifacts.

Michelle said...

I have been here a couple of times and really enjoyed the exhibits. Nice work with the pictures! Museums can be tricky for photographers.

Elephant's Child said...

What an amazing exhibition. And yes, the low light is to protect the exhibits, particularly the textiles. I wanted a torch in the South American cultures exhibition I went to recently. Wanted, but didn't get.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a very interesting exhibition, I would like to visit this museum. I love the costumes, really rich!
Léia
***Thanks for your kind words! We are back!The internet was settled yesterday!
Léia

A Cuban In London said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. This is one museum I would like to visit one day. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

As gou know, Denise, I had the same level of discomfort touring the exhibits in this museum, as they seemed like a maze. The darkness may be necessary to further protect the artifacts as many have noted, but most likely i would not return. It is a beautifully designed building and perhaps more open exhibit space will be added over time.

gigihawaii said...

Actually, these photos came out beautifully. There is so much to see and do in your area. Awesome!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Incredible museum. I love the bead work. One more reason to put DC on the bucket list.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Yes it is always difficult to photograph inside with low light and glass however you did very well.

Debbie said...

Still beautiful and colorful!! Very cool images!!

Em Parkinson said...

Such beautiful work. I covet those bead pieces!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You did great on low-light pictures. We have been in Museums that explained the low light conditions for exactly the reason you describe. One (I wish I could remember where) allowed pictures only with NO flash bcause even that light could damage .

SeagullSuzie said...

Lovely let of photos and beautiful exhibits, I think you did really well considering how dark it was.

Kay said...

I was there a long, long time ago and don't remember a whole lot about it except that there was a little display on Hawaiians.

After seeing your photos, I'd like to go back there again.