After Congress we stepped into the National Gallery of Art which is not a Smithsonian museum, but like the Smithsonian museums, it's doesn't take a penny to get through the doors. We ended up at the Modern Art building first.
"Modern art" is pretty vague. It can mean different things.
Like early 20th century stuff is "modern" art as well.
Really great paintings by many famous artists.
Then you get to the upper 20th century to 2000's "modern art" and it does get strange. But I can see the artistic worth of this one.
Uh.... this one...not so much. Looks like if someone told me to draw random shapes and lines.
This one takes the cake in stupidity. While it does look pure white in the photo, you can see an off-white color in person... But still, that's like a blank canvas. An elementary school art class could do this. A Chinese canvas plant could do this by mistake. Modern artists are their own worst enemy, this is one of the reasons why a lot of people don't take modern art seriously.