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!
“Untitled” by Museum Assistant Sue Ahn
You can create a portrait in the American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection inspired by a gallery in the exhibition that features portraits of artists, including notable painters, photographers, and musicians. We asked staff to create a few kick off submissions (check out a few we featured earlier this week); here are some of our favorites. Share yours with #AmericanMoments and you might see it featured here during the exhibition.
“Paco” by Dan McSwain
“Catfish Selfie” by Barbel Sisoridae
“Untitled” by Anonymous
“Bennett” by Elizabeth
“One Line Monday (6-1)” by Mike Guy
Quick! If you had to create a portrait of one person right now, who would it be? A family member? Yourself? Your pet?
We have all of the necessary supplies to create a portrait at a station in American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection, inspired by a gallery in the exhibition that features portraits of artists, including notable painters, photographers, and musicians. To help us kick off the in-gallery activity, we asked the many artists on staff here at the Phillips to get creative with their submissions. Join us for opening weekend June 6 & 7 to create your own! Share it on social media with #AmericanMoments and you might see your submission featured here on The Experiment Station.
“Horse” by Anna
“Aunt Nor – Cancer Won” by Museum Supervisor Meghan Schindler
“Miss B” by Marketing Manager Amy Wike
“Steinbeck” by Anonymous