George Washington: A National Treasure
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery continues it's most important and ambitious touring exhibition to date: "George Washington: A National Treasure." The multi-city tour celebrating our nation's first president - the man, the icon, the hero - will be on view through April 11, at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
iconic portrait of George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart
in 1796, is also known as the Lansdowne portrait. The portrait
true national treasure,
one whose historical and cultural importance has been compared to that of
the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence. In addition
funds to keep this treasure at the National Portrait Gallery, the Donald
W. Reynolds Foundation has allowed for this first-ever national
tour of the portrait,
as well as educational materials, accompanying programs, and the creation
of a special gallery at the National Portrait Gallery, where it
will make its
permanent home in Washington, D.C. following the tour.
For more information about "George Washington: A National Treasure" and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, please call Clifford Public Relations at (212) 358-0800.
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