‘Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now’

When:
May 11, 2018 @ 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
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Where:
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington
DC 20001
Cost:
Free

Sharpen your understanding of an understudied art form, from its historical significance to its modern-day application, at this new exhibit from the National Portrait Gallery. Cut paper profiles, known as silhouettes, rose to prominence as a form of portraiture in the 19th century. The exhibition will focus on fascinating pieces from that era, as well as contemporary interpretations of the form from Kara Walker, Kristi Malakoff and Kumi Yamashita, among others.

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