Have you ever tried changing something small you thought was wrong? Now, imagine that what you tried to change affected an entire country, culture, or community. This month the National Portrait Gallery is proud to showcase individuals who refused to allow tradition to get in the way of what they believed. Join us on Wednesday, June 26th for our collections-inspired trivia game, Pop Quiz. This month the events will be held in The Luce Foundation Center for American Art, on the 3rd floor of the Museum.
This month’s Pop Quiz theme is History Makers and Convention Breakers, and will feature the sitters in our collection who broke boundaries with their work and changed the landscape of their field. Did you know that Steve Jobs once considered joining a monastery? Or that Nelson Mandela’s given name, "Rolihlahla," means "troublemaker?" Compete with friends and show us what you know about history’s greatest independent minds at this month’s Pop Quiz.
The Café will be open, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
Here is a sneak peek at the 10 point bonus question for this month’s Pop Quiz trivia:
From plumbing the depths of human nature in his explorations of the subconscious, Jackson Pollock evolved his famous "drip" paintings, in which paint was flung, dribbled, and slashed onto huge horizontal canvases in a form of visual free verse reminiscent of jazz.
What art movement was Pollock associated with?
a) Abstract expressionism
b) Panic Movement
d) Lyrical abstraction
PLEASE NOTE: This month’s Pop Quiz will be held in the Luce Center for American Art, on the 3rd floor of the Museum. Pop Quiz will return to the Kogod Courtyard in July.