We’ve Got Your Back

Quite a few submissions at our American Moments make-your-own portrait station have literally turned their backs on traditional portraiture. One participant was even inspired by a photograph from the Phillips’s visitor’s guide to the museum! What do you think the people in these portraits are looking at?

Clockwise from top left: C.S.E; Phillips Collection Visitor’s Guide; Siana from Kensington, MD; Anonymous; and Anonymous.

Clockwise from top left: C.S.E; Phillips Collection Visitor’s Guide; Siana from Kensington, MD; Anonymous; and Anonymous.

Purr-fect Portraits

Clockwise from top left: Ellie B. from CA; Sarah K. from MA; Anna; Joe Walsky from DC; and Tracey from VT.

Clockwise from top left: Ellie B. from CA; Sarah K. from MA; Anna; Joe Walsky from DC; and Tracey from VT.

Visitors to our portrait-making station in the American Moments exhibition have not just been capturing human likenesses. These submissions featured a number of animals. Here are a few that we think are doggone terrific!

You’ve Got To Be Kid-ding Me!

Over the course of the American Moments exhibition, we’ve been featuring some of our favorite drawings from our in-gallery interactive. Below are a handful of portraits by some of our younger artists. Thanks Zia, Abby, Naita, Lily, Ellie, and Will for your contributions!

Credits clockwise from top left: Zia from DC; Abby from MD; Naita; Lily from IN; Ellie from CA; and Will from VA.

Credits clockwise from top left: Zia from DC; Abby from MD; Naita; Lily from IN; Ellie from CA; and Will from VA.