The “Portraits Alive! Lost and Found” tour offers an innovative journey that breathes life into the people featured in paintings, prints, and photographs in the National Portrait Gallery. See the museum’s 2009 Teen Ambassadors perform brief biographical narratives featuring such well-known people as Rudolph Valentino, Lena Horne, Juliette Gordon Low, and Angela Davis.
The dramatic interpretations are written and performed by students from Washington-area high schools who have participated in the Portrait Gallery’s eight-week youth program that fuses the disciplines of history and theater.
To see the students’ impressive work, take the "Portraits Alive!" museum tour. Remaining dates are Tuesday, August 11 through Friday, August 14. Each tour begins at 2:15 p.m.; meet in the museum’s F Street Lobby. R
Read more about "Portraits Alive!" in this article from Smithsonian Magazine's Around the Mall blog.