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The Measure of Our Lives

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery & University of Maryland, College Park School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PST)

Washington, DC

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Portraits of significant individuals who have influenced American history and culture are brought to life by student actors dressed as the portrait sitters. The students, from the University of Maryland, College Park, Theatre Department, choose a person from the museum's collection who inspires them. Then the students develop monologues that tell key moments in the person's biography. Tours begin in the F street lobby; from there visitors are guided to the selected portraits.

Tours run on December 7th and 8th at 12 & 2PM. Admission is free.

The tour will feature appearances from the following historical figures:

-Charlotte Cushman
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Belva Ann Lockwood
-Elizabeth Cady Stanton
-Joseph Smith
-Dorothea Dix
-Sojourner Truth
-Mary Church Terell
-Rachel Carson
-Merce Cunningham
-Gertrude Stein
-Marianne Moore

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National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Sts NW
Washington, DC 20001

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PST)


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Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery & University of Maryland, College Park School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies

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