We made it to the Corcoran today! Our tickets were for 3 p.m., so we showed up (luckily) at 2:30. There was already a short line--outside--that we had to wait in to pick up our will call tickets, but the line quickly got longer, so we really weren't too early. They let us in right at 3:00 and we grabbed our tickets and headed in to explore. Luckily they allowed us to apply the ticket charge towards a family membership, so we are now members for the year!
We had to wait in line to enter the Annie Leibowitz exhibit, but it was worth it. It was a mix of personal snapshots and professional photos taken from 1990-2005. I especially enjoyed the large boards covered with small shots of all the photos in the exhibit. Great display idea. My favorite was a shot of Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, and Peter Jennings. Don't know why, I just liked it.
After Annie Leibowitz, we went over to the Ansel Adams exhibit. Kaden & Kieran were ready to go, but Kohler enjoyed the exhibit with me. He preferred the landscape photos over the portraits. Beautiful images; it was interesting to note how Adams' interests and way of shooting changed over time.
By the time we were done, it was almost 5 p.m. and we all were starving. We headed to Chinatown, and ate at Chinatown Express. They make their own dumplings and noodles fresh there, and they were delicious! We made it home just in time to catch the end of the football game, with the Chargers beating the Colts.