Monday, June 22, 2015

A field trip to the National Portrait Gallery

Among the portraits on display at the National Portrait Gallery is this one by artist Chuck Close of President Bill Clinton.
Students and staff from the National Capital Region took a field trip recently to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Read about their trip and see some photos below.

Elaine de Kooning's portrait of President John F. Kennedy.
By Shatha Alamoudi

Last week we had a beautiful trip to the National Portrait Gallery with some students and teachers.

We started to move from the institute at 11:00 a.m. We took the Metro there. The weather was amazing; it was cloudy and good for the trip. 

We arrived the museum at 12:11 pm .We saw a lot of pictures, such as Brad Pitt, Rosa Parks, George Washington, and others. 

After we finished the trip, I went with my Professor Shamsaei and my friends to have lunch. Then I came back home. 

It was a beautiful trip and everybody had a good time.

The Great Hall
By Reenad Alhussein

On Jun, 2, students from Virginia Tech went to the National Portrait Gallery. We learned a lot of information about American art. 

We listened to an educational tour guide. She told us many ideas. The field trip was great experience. However, it was too short to see everything in the museum, but other way is to do any thing we want. 

In addition, the museum has old and new art. That is great for all ages of people, so it is a good place to go with family and children. In addition, it has a perfect map, so you can walk around the museum easily. 

I would like to go again and see everything. People will not be bored at the museum. Also if people finish, they can see the gift shop and buy special gifts from the museum. 

Finally, the museum is near Chinatown, so people can go to museum and have fun in Chinatown.

Gilbert Stuart's 1796 portrait of George Washington is known as the Lansdowne portrait because it was a gift to the Marquis of Lansdowne, an English supporter of American independence, from Senator and Mrs. William Bingham of Pennsylvania.


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