& Special Events

December 1, 2016

Explore! partners with NPG to make Portraiture accessible to kids

Opening in early 2017, Explore! with Portrait Gallery is a family friendly, dual-­language exhibition that explores portraiture through hands-­on activities and interactive experiences. Designed for children ages 18 months to 8 years old, Explore! with Portrait Gallery was created in collaboration with the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and is located at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. Explore! with Portrait Gallery encourages visitors to think about how they see themselves and how they see others. Exhibition elements include an interactive video installation where visitors can strike a pose, a unique set of light boxes asking visitors to trace a friend’s silhouette, and stations where children can make faces using a variety of materials.