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The National Portrait Gallery, in collaboration with Explore! Children’s Museum of Washington, DC, opens its first-ever space dedicated to children.

In Explore! with the Portrait Gallery, kids can experiment with portraiture in an age-appropriate way to answer questions such as “What is a portrait?” “How do I see myself?” and “How do others see me?” Young visitors will be able to trace each other’s silhouettes, strike a pose for a projected video art piece, and experiment with expression and emotion by building faces out of illustrated blocks.

Explore! with the Portrait Gallery is intended for children ages 18 months to 8 years old accompanied by an adult. The exhibition will be located on the first floor of the museum. Activity text will be presented in English and Spanish.