Inspired by a recent Baby It's Cold Outside blog posting pertaining to Cultural Tourism DC's Warm Up to a Museum February campaign and, hoping to come across a Black History Month exhibtion, instead of embarking on my usual Sunday photo walk through the streets of DC ... last Sunday ... and since it was extremely cold outside I, instead, visited the National Portriat Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum complex. Which, since a July 2006 re-opening and dedication has been known as the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture (DWRC).
Several exhibits that caught my attention are:
1. American Experience on the first floor of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM); America's Art / Colonies on the second floor of SAAM; America's President's, 2nd floor, National Portriat Gallery (NPG); Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006, 2nd floor, SAAM; American Art / 1940, 2nd floor, SAAM. And Josephine Baker: Image & Icon which I did not photograph since photography is not permitted.
Nor is photography permitted in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006 exhibit hall but before realizing it I had already taken a few shots of.
Since it will be extremely cold outside, this Valentine/President's Day 2007 holiday weekend, may I suggest you visit the DWRC complex. And, by all means, check out the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006 Exhibition, since it will be on display through Monday, 19 February 2007.
Learn more about the Outwin Boochever Portrait 2008 Competition at Face It!. Here are the 2006 finalists whose work will be on display through Monday, 19 February 2007.
Click above photo to view my Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006 - SAAM - WDC photoset.
Perhaps, I'll see you some Sunday at the Museums.
Baby, it's cold outside ...!