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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Portrait Gallery Weekend

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Subject: Your Portrait Gallery Weekend
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June 14–17, 2018

Black and white photo of woman sitting at desk holding scroll

Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting

Curator Tour | Sunday, June 17 | 3 p.m. | Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting

Ann Shumard, senior curator of photographs, offers fascinating insights into the museum's collection of daguerreotypes as some of the earliest examples of photographic portraiture. 

Photograph of woman in long dress, smoking, leaning against a car

Brilliant Things To Do in June: One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey (via AnOther)

A comic book-esque rendering of a man speaking

Remembering Robert F. Kennedy (via the Portrait Gallery's Instagram)

Couple dancing

Dance Brings American Stories Alive (via the Portrait Gallery's Blog)

Take a Tour

Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery
Thursday & Friday, noon
Saturday & Sunday, 11:45 a.m. & 3:15 p.m.

Docent's Choice
Thursday & Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 1:30 & 4:30 p.m.

Programs and Events

Conversation Circles | Friday, June 15| 10 a.m.–noon | G St. Lobby

Practice English in small groups while learning more about American history through portraiture. 

Laughing woman holding a piece of paper

Shadow silhouette of a woman sitting in a white chair

Thursdays at Noon: 3 in 30| Thursday, June 14| noon | G St. Lobby

People and portraits are all connected in this thirty-minute tour that explores a single topic through the perspectives of three different people. 

This month, take a look at Kumi Yamashita's contemporary silhouettes in Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

Open Studio Friday | Friday, June 15| 1–5 p.m. | Education Center

Create a still life of a cupcake at this week's Open Studio Friday, where you can experiment with a different art material each time. 

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Portrait Story Days: John James Audubon | Saturday, June 16, & Sunday, June 17 | 1–4 p.m. | Education Center


Listen to a story about John James Audubon, an ornithologist, naturalist, conservationist and painter, and create artwork inspired by his life.  

a painting of a man sitting outside with a dog

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Portrait Discovery Kits | Saturday, June 16, & Sunday, June 17 | 1–4 p.m. | Education Center

Pick up an activity kit that guides you through the museum with games and puzzles, and learn more about the people who have made American history. 

Shop Online!

An array of t-shirts, mugs and ties with art products on them

Shop the Portrait Gallery/SAAM online store today!

Searching for a great Father's Day gift? Look no further than the new Portrait Gallery/SAAM online store as the perfect way to streamline your museum experience. Buy custom products like clothing, books, posters, home decor, and prints. With the ability to search for products by category, museum, or collection, finding exactly what you want has never been easier.

Every purchase you make supports the museums and our free exhibitions and programs. 

Email subscribers save 20% using the promo code NPGNEW18 through June 20. 

Current Exhibitions

A black and white image of a man operating machinery

The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers

Portrait of a woman with her face covered in black tar.

UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar

Shadow profile on wall with letters

Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now

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