901 G Street, NW
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia

During this program, visitors ages 12 and older will create a self-portrait modeled after the works of Kehinde Wiley, whose paintings are featured in the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition “RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture.”

Wiley’s contemporary interpretations of 17th, 18th and 19th century art are bold re-creations of known paintings with modern-day sitters. Participants will have a chance to view Wiley’s paintings in the exhibition and create their own portraits, using inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection.

This program is limited to 20 participants. The library’s Young Adult Services Division will register students. Look forward to a reception and exhibition showcasing student artwork created during the workshop at the MLK Jr. Memorial Library Gallery.

This program is a collaborative effort between the MLK Jr. Memorial Library and the National Portrait Gallery. At noon, meet at the library, 901 G Street, NW, Young Adult Services Division, Room 106, Washington, DC 20001. The group will continue to the National Portrait Gallery at 8th and F streets N.W. To register for this program, contact the library’s Young Adult Services Division at (202) 727-5535 or register in person by visiting Room 106 at the library.

Official Website: http://www.npg.si.edu/

Added by npg on June 30, 2008

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