Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Photography Exhibition: The National Portrait Gallery - Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves

Corner of 9th and G Streets, N.W., Washington D.C.Periodically the National Portrait Gallery has some incredible photographic portrait exhibitions. Glimpse of the Past: A Neighborhood Evolves is such an exhibition. With attributed and unattributed works you get a insight into the history of official Washington, DC, through photographs.

This exhibition will run through January 8, 2012
“Glimpse of the Past” is a photographic exploration of the neighborhood surrounding the Patent Office Building, one of the oldest federal buildings in Washington, D.C. and now home to the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Featuring images from the 1850s to the present, the exhibition shows the rise, decline and revival of the area. An interactive in the exhibition will also feature snapshots of the area during the 1960s and 1970s made by Washingtonian Chris Earnshaw.
If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area over the next 22 months, I strongly suggest you take in this terrific exhibition.

As I travel, I love seeing the work of other photographers as I hope you do. If you know of a new photographic exhibition which you think the Blog should publicize, please contact me.

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