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Posted on April 8, 2014 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2014 Calendar of Events, 2014 Educational Programs, April 2014 Activities and Events and tagged with , ,

Spring Break 2014

National Portrait Gallery

Spring Break Special Programs at

The National Portrait Gallery

When: April 14 – 17, 2014 from 1 – 4 PM

Where:  Eighth and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Cost: FREE!

 

(for ages 4 and up with an adult) Looking for some fun activities for the kids during spring break? Searching for something creative and hands-on? Drop by the the museum to enjoy some of our favorite stories and activities. A story about each featured person is read at 1:05, 2:05 and 3:05 each day. Check out a Portrait Discovery Kit and learn about famous Americans by doing some or all of the several activities included in the kit.

John James Audubon by John Syme, 1826

John James Audubon by John Syme, 1826

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French Americanornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.

Georgia O'Keeffe, hands 1918, photo by Alfred Stieglitz

Georgia O’Keeffe, hands 1918, photo by Alfred Stieglitz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O’Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She made large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms, presenting them close up as if seen through a magnifying lens, and New York buildings, most of which date from the same decade. Beginning in 1929, when she began working part of the year in Northern New Mexico—which she made her permanent home in 1949—O’Keeffe depicted subjects specific to that area. O’Keeffe has been recognized as the Mother of American Modernism.

Andy Warhol, with Archie, by Jack Mitchell, 1973

Andy Warhol, with Archie, by Jack Mitchell, 1973

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in thevisual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.

Faith Ringgold, Visual artist Photo by Grace Matthews 1993

Faith Ringgold, Visual artist Photo by Grace Matthews 1993

From faithringgold.com – Faith Ringgold, painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey. Ms Ringgold is professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego where she taught art from 1987 until 2002. Professor Ringgold is the recipient of more than 75 awards including 22 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930, in Harlem, New York City) is an African-American artist, best known for her painted story quilts.

 

Connect with THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY:

Web | Facebook |Twitter |YouTube |iTunes |Flickr

Catalog of American Portraits, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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  1. Michelle James says:
    Thanks so much for the CultureCapital.com website information. I had never heard of this website and it is full of great camp ideas!! Thanks DC Thrifty Mom.

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FREE Spring Break Special Programs at The National Portrait Gallery

Posted on April 8, 2014 by DC Thrifty Mom in 2014 Calendar of Events, 2014 Educational Programs, April 2014 Activities and Events and tagged with , ,

Spring Break 2014

National Portrait Gallery

Spring Break Special Programs at

The National Portrait Gallery

When: April 14 – 17, 2014 from 1 – 4 PM

Where:  Eighth and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Cost: FREE!

 

(for ages 4 and up with an adult) Looking for some fun activities for the kids during spring break? Searching for something creative and hands-on? Drop by the the museum to enjoy some of our favorite stories and activities. A story about each featured person is read at 1:05, 2:05 and 3:05 each day. Check out a Portrait Discovery Kit and learn about famous Americans by doing some or all of the several activities included in the kit.

John James Audubon by John Syme, 1826

John James Audubon by John Syme, 1826

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon) (April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was a French Americanornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his expansive studies to document all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed. Audubon identified 25 new species.

Georgia O'Keeffe, hands 1918, photo by Alfred Stieglitz

Georgia O’Keeffe, hands 1918, photo by Alfred Stieglitz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Georgia Totto O’Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. Born near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, O’Keeffe first came to the attention of the New York art community in 1916. She made large-format paintings of enlarged blossoms, presenting them close up as if seen through a magnifying lens, and New York buildings, most of which date from the same decade. Beginning in 1929, when she began working part of the year in Northern New Mexico—which she made her permanent home in 1949—O’Keeffe depicted subjects specific to that area. O’Keeffe has been recognized as the Mother of American Modernism.

Andy Warhol, with Archie, by Jack Mitchell, 1973

Andy Warhol, with Archie, by Jack Mitchell, 1973

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Andy Warhol (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) was an American artist who was a leading figure in thevisual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist.

Faith Ringgold, Visual artist Photo by Grace Matthews 1993

Faith Ringgold, Visual artist Photo by Grace Matthews 1993

From faithringgold.com – Faith Ringgold, painter, writer, speaker, mixed media sculptor and performance artist lives and works in Englewood, New Jersey. Ms Ringgold is professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego where she taught art from 1987 until 2002. Professor Ringgold is the recipient of more than 75 awards including 22 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degrees.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Faith Ringgold (born October 8, 1930, in Harlem, New York City) is an African-American artist, best known for her painted story quilts.

 

Connect with THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY:

Web | Facebook |Twitter |YouTube |iTunes |Flickr

Catalog of American Portraits, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

One Response so far.

  1. Michelle James says:
    Thanks so much for the CultureCapital.com website information. I had never heard of this website and it is full of great camp ideas!! Thanks DC Thrifty Mom.

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Nov 14 2015 – Mar 13 2016 all-day
National Gallery of Art Ice Skating Rink @ National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
National Gallery of Art Ice Skating Rink Experience ice-skating in the Sculpture Garden while surrounded by large-scale sculptures by contemporary artists, including Louise Bourgeois, Sol LeWitt, Tony Smith, Roy Lichtenstein, Roxy Paine, and others. Hours:[...]
Feb
1
Mon
all-day Black History Month 2016
Black History Month 2016
Feb 1 – Feb 29 all-day
Black History Month 2016
Black History Month 2016 in Metro Washington, DC Black History Month is celebrated throughout Metro DC in theatre, dance, music, visual arts and the spoken word. Check here for arts and culture events commemorating, honoring[...]
Feb
13
Sat
all-day Len Piper’s Pinocchio @ The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Len Piper’s Pinocchio @ The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Feb 13 all-day
Len Piper's Pinocchio @ The Puppet Co. Playhouse | Glen Echo | Maryland | United States
Len Piper’s Pinocchio A life-size marionette version of Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s tale, created in the 1960s by the father of the Puppet Co.’s co-founder, Christopher Piper. This production has been completely refurbished and adapted[...]
all-day President’s Day Weekend 2016
President’s Day Weekend 2016
Feb 13 all-day
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President’s Day Weekend 2016 Events February 12-15 in Metro DC There’s plenty to do in DC on President’s Day Weekend! Check here to see everything that’s going on in the DC area during President’s Day[...]
all-day Valentine’s Day Weekend 2016
Valentine’s Day Weekend 2016
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Valentine’s Day Weekend 2016 February 12-14 in Metro DC Treat your sweetheart to The Arts Valentine’s Day Weekend 2016. This CultureCapital.com Valentine’s Day Guide is packed with suggestions from Metro DC’s theatre, dance and music[...]

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