In collaboration with Explore! Children’s Museum of Washington, D.C. the Explore! exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery provides kiddos from the ages of 18-months to 8 years a dedicated space. Opening this Saturday, January 28th, the exhibit will introduce the museum’s youngest visitors to portraiture. With the use of video recording, art activities and blocks children of a wide variety of ages and abilities are able to play at the level that is suitable for them. The exhibit will be open Tuesday- Sunday from 11:30 am- 6pm. Below are some photos I got from today’s sneak peak.
Welcome to ‘Explore’ the newest exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery. A room dedicated to children from age 18-month to 8 years.
The only exhibit in the National Portrait Gallery where children are allowed and encouraged to touch, the space features ways for children to explore the concept of portraiture.
Once you’ve taken a video of yourself it will appear on the big screen.
Children and adults engage with the newest exhibit designed especially for children at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C..
A child in silhouette as her outline is drawn.
A child sits while his silhouette is drawn using a light-box.
After sitting for a silhouette a child admires the result, a drawing of himself.
Enjoy your visit, let me know in the comments if you plan on going 🙂