Monday, December 11, 2017

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Everything we have going on from Dec. 4–10.
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Week of December 11–17, 2017

A portrait of a woman in a burgundy dress against a gold background

Portraits of the World: Switzerland

Opening Dec. 15

See the first of a new series of exhibitions that explores the international context of American portraiture. Portraits of the World: Switzerland features Femme en extase (Woman in Ecstasy), a painting of Italian dancer Giulia Leonard by the great Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler. On loan from the Museum of Art and History in Geneva, Hodler's painting shares the spotlight with portraits of trail-blazing American dancers from the Portrait Gallery's collection. 

A blonde woman in a white bathing suit on the beach

Top Contemporary Art Exhibitions to See in the US This Winter via ArtRabbit

A group of people standing in front of a brightly colored portrait

LL Cool J Visits His Portrait by Kehinde Wiley via the Portrait Gallery's Instagram

A poster of a man in a silky garment

Long Tack Sam's Magical Fame via the Portrait Gallery's blog

Take a tour

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

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

Programs and Events

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

Everyone is connected in this half-hour tour that explores three legends of the entertainment business—George Gershwin, Ginger Rogers and Ethel Merman. 

Black and white image of a woman leaning against a column

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

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

A woman laughing among friends

Open Studio Friday | Friday, Dec. 15 | 1–6 p.m. | Education Center

Experiment with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit.

A little girl making art in an art studio

From Our Happy Home | Saturday, Dec. 16 | 1–4 p.m. | Education Center

Explore the ways that people have created feelings of comfort and warmth during cold winter months. Organized in partnership with the National Building Museum, which will hold a related program on Dec. 17. 

A girl reaching for something at an art table

A small child smiling

Portrait Discovery Kits | Saturday, Dec. 16, & Sunday, Dec. 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. 

A painting of a woman dancing in a burgundy dress

Curator Tour: Portraits of the World: Switzerland |Sunday, Dec. 17 | 1–4 p.m. | Portraits of the World: Switzerland

Join curator Robyn Asleson for a tour of Portraits of the World: Switzerland, featuring a painting by renowned Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler and works from the Portrait Gallery's collection.

Upcoming Highlight Program

A painting of a landscape with a small figure in a red dress in the foreground

Strike a Prose 
The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers

Use works seen in the special exhibition The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers to inspire creativity in an informal writing session led by a working author. Registration required

Jan. 5 & 6 | 10:30 a.m. | Fiction Inspired by The Sweat of Their Face
Jan. 19 & 20 | 10:30 a.m.| American Workers in the 20th Century (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
Jan. 26 & 27 | 10:30 a.m. | Stories on Their Faces

Current Exhibitions

A black and white image of a man operating machinery

The Sweat of Their Face: Portraying American Workers

Man in a military uniform looking at the camera

The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 
9/11 to Now

Photograph of a woman in glamorous clothing

Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image

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