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.

The “Eyes” Have It

Clockwise from top left: Stewart Eisenhart from Washington, DC; Yeonsin Ra from Rolla, MO; Christina Rago from MD; and Sheryl St. Michel from Hyattsville, MD.

Clockwise from top left: Stewart Eisenhart from Washington, DC; Yeonsin Ra from Rolla, MO; Christina Rago from MD; and Sheryl St. Michel from Hyattsville, MD.

 

Since American Moments: Photography from The Phillips Collection opened just a few weeks ago, we have already received almost 500 responses to our Make Your Own Portrait in-gallery interactive. The exhibition’s emphasis on vision can be seen in these highlighted submissions, all of which take the human eye as their subject. Be on the lookout for more eye-catching portraits to come!