On our final day in Washington we decided to finish our museum journey at the National Portrait Gallery. My main motivation for visiting was to see the portrait of Benjamin Franklin and pose with the same judgemental smirk on my face. Now my motives are clear, I want to quickly add that as soon as we entered the gallery, we discovered there was so much more to see.
The first gallery that caught my eye was the American Presidents Gallery located on the second level. At the top of the stairs is a huge painting containing four individuals and called “The Four Justices”. Depicted is Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Sandra Day O’Connor. Like every label in this gallery, it was super easy to read and understand. This one in particular had a lot of history woven into an explanation of the artwork. Continue reading “National Portrait Gallery “