At the Hirshhorn: Yves Klein (French, 1928–1962) was a post-war European artist. He sought to achieve immaterial spirituality through pure color (primarily an ultramarine blue of his own invention–International Klein Blue). His paintings have recently sold for as much as $21 million.
After viewing the Yves Klein exhibit, there will be free time (30-45 minutes) to explore the rest of the museum. At about 5:30, we will reconvene and walk (or drive) about 1/2 mile to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, located at 1330 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. We will enjoy drinks and socializing in the Empress Lounge.