On a rainy Saturday morning in early September, the Webelos 2 Den met at the Shady Grove Metro Station in Derwood to start an expedition to the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. The scouts, parents, and leaders enjoyed a ride on the metro all the way to the Judiciary Square Metro Station, and then set off on a short ten-minute walk in rainy conditions to the art gallery.

Once inside the art gallery, and after drying off a bit, the Webelos started their art expedition. An expedition it was! The Webelos look upon Thomas Coles’ The Voyage of Life paintings, and Pablo Picasso who pioneered the style of Cubism painting. The painting expedition continued and the Webelos saw works of art from Claude Monet, a French painter and founder of impressionist painting. The Webelos even saw paintings from Edouard Manet, the French modernist painter. Later in the day the Webelos looked at sculptures like Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker and Edgar Degas’ Little Dancer.

The high point during this art expedition was when the Webelos viewed Leonardo da Vinci’s Ginevra de’ Benci which was painted between 1474 and 1478 – wow! That was a long time ago!

The Webelos worked up an appetite seeing all this wonderful art, so all scouts took a needed rest and enjoyed gelato before walking back to the metro station and heading home. See all the pictures here