Saturday, May 26, 2012

A day at the museum

It was pretty hot today, so we were trying to think of fun things to do without baking in the heat at the playground. We went to the local not-too-secret park in the morning before it got too hot. We took a tour of the Memory Garden and the wonderful blooming flowers. But alas, the mosquitos were already awake, so we didn't stay long.

After the early afternoon nap, we decided to head downtown to the National Portrait Gallery and the wonderful Kogod Courtyard. Oscar got to run-ish around and make lots of noise, he even met a few other kids his age. After wandering through the galleries we found the Education Center (art lab) that is open on certain Saturdays from 1-4pm. Today was Portrait Story Day featuring Anna May Wong. Oscar got to make a drawing using their art supplies.

Perhaps he was inspired by the exhibit of Jackson Pollack portraits by Hans Namuth.

The woman running the lab was kind enough to take a picture (Polaroid no less) of the resulting masterpiece.

Not many people get their portrait taken by an employee at the National Portrait Gallery. Oscar, you're destined for great things.

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