• Smithsonian Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum Private Tour

Smithsonian Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum Private Tour

Thu 20 Jan
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🎫 Smithsonian Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum Private Tour

General Info
πŸ“… Date: various dates starting October 24th (select when you purchase)
πŸ•’ Time: various times (select when you purchase)
πŸ“Œ Venue: Captain Cook Cruises
πŸ‘€ Age requirement: 18+ with valid ID

Description
Once a Civil War Era hospital, this building has featured art exhibits as early as 1829. Poet Walt Whitman tended to wounded soldiers here, commemorated by a portrait hanging here today in the National Portrait Gallery. Other portraits recall the great women and men who shaped the United States. Presidential portraits, as well as those of the first ladies, trace a long lineage of famous leaders. Within the American Art Museum, appreciate scenes by American artists like Mary Cassatt, who took part in the Impressionist movement. Fast-forward to Georgia O'Keeffe and her provocative flowers. Learn about the photographs commissioned by the government during the Great Depression as well as the curious portrait of former president Obama. Discover famous artists like Edward Hopper and David Hockney before moving on to more experimental and contemporary art that will need a bit of explaining to understand how this all fits into America’s very unique story.

Terms and conditions: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Getting there

National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC, 20001

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