A Day At The Galleries
Condé Nast Traveller India|April - May 2019
A Day At The Galleries

Curated by the expert concierge team at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, this itinerary is a must for any art lover in the city.

Samira Sood

So you’re an art geek in DC for a day and you want to know how to make the most of your 24 hours in the city? Let’s start, as they say, at the very beginning: check-in. At the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC, guests are greeted with the sight of a unique piece of art that’s on display behind the reception desk. Traditional magua riding jackets (of the kind worn during the Qing reign in China), these delicate pieces of clothing feature hand-sewn freshwater and black pearls. Designed by famed tapestry artist Jon Eric Riis, each jacket took over 2,000 hours to make.


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April - May 2019