UPdate: We'll meet on the Independance side of the museum, bag check in progress, no filming or photos, cell phones must be turned off. Find us if you're late. Tour is 45 mins - 1 hour. We'll allow about 15 - 30 mins extra for lingering time. Inform us if you plan to join the dinner/discussion.
Our organized tour starts at 3:15PM. Because we're a large group we've requested 2 tour guides. There is an RSVP limit. Update your RSVP ASAP if your plans change so others may attend.
Attention Int'l Art lovers! We'll be heading to one of the museums today to view Roads of Arabia. http://www.roadsofarabia.com/plan-your-visit/index.html
Metro Stop: Blue/Orange Smithsonian, Mall Exit and walk right into Sackler. Security check.
Dinner/drink discussion options are:
1) Cafe in the Smithsonian Castle - closest locale, hit/miss if it's packed.
XXX 2) closes at 5PM Mitisam Cafe, Museum of American Indian - 2 blocks away Self pay, native foods/drinks/beer $3+. Teamwork -> scout tables.
3) Capitol Bistro or 21st Amendment at Holiday Inn - Capitol $12+ sandwiches, $6 soup/chili/sides/desserts, 3-4 blocks away.
550 C St SW Washington DC 20024
21st Amendment -
4) Zaytinya, 9th and G St, NW (near MLK and SAAM) - $6+ tapas plates. Reservation maybe. Turkish tapas and great Honey Wine :)
5) Mandarin Oriental - drinks $5, 6, 7 +++, Refillable Tea Pots $5+ http://photos.mandarinoriental.com/is/content/MandarinOriental/washington-restaurant-empress-lounge-drinks-menu
Food $11 -
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Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudie Arabia - the Sackler Gallery.
"ROADS OF ARABIA: ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
November 17, 2012–February 24, 2013
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
An eye-opening look at the largely unknown ancient past of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this exhibition draws on recently discovered archaeological material never before seen in the United States. Roads of Arabia features objects excavated from several sites throughout the Arabian Peninsula, tracing the impact of ancient trade routes and pilgrimage roads stretching from Yemen in the south to Iraq, Syria and Mediterranean cultures in the north. Elegant alabaster bowls and fragile glassware, heavy gold earrings and Hellenistic bronze statues testify to a lively mercantile and cultural interchange among distant civilizations.
Roads of Arabia: Archaeology and History of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is organized by the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in association with the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. ExxonMobil and Saudi Aramco are gratefully acknowledged as principal co-sponsors of the tour of Roads of Arabia in the United States. Sponsorship is also provided by The Olayan Group and Fluor Corporation."