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Great Britons

After a long hiatus, we returned to our Washington museum visits (see here), but this time not on Thanksgiving and without our daughter. We ventured away from the Mall and checked out the National Portrait Gallery, an interesting intersection of art and translation as it is housed in the old Patent Office!

The special exhibition was Great Britons: Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery, London, and it is on through September 3, 2007. You can enjoy the exhibit on-line here. Among the permanent collections, I found America’s Presidents very interesting – the change in clothing, in presentation… And Nixon’s portrait was so small, I did not even see it at first!

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