On February 16, 2018 Mary Ann, Michele, Johnny, and I toured DC. One place we went was the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Art Gallery. (While this was the second time going to this gallery since retiring, this is the first time I am writing this as a retirement experience.) Although this was the second time at the gallery, we still did not see everything.
I like this gallery, especially the painted and photographed portraits. I especially liked the sports portraits, the hall of presidents – portraits of each president, and the portraits of hard working Americans.
In this visit, this was the first time that the new portraits of Michelle and Barack Obama were on display for the public. There were long lines in front of each painted portrait. No picture of either of them is included here as I was unwilling to wait for a half hour to get my picture in front of the portrait.
A good museum to visit with a lot of interesting portraits.