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National Portrait Gallery's January Events Include ONE LIFE: MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. and More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

One Life: Martin Luther King Jr.

Under the inspired leadership of Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968), nonviolent protest became the defining feature of the modern civil rights movement in America.

Explore this one-room exhibition dedicated to the life and accomplishments of Dr. King.

Portrait Story Days: Martin Luther King Jr.

Young visitors and their families may drop in to listen to a story about Dr. King and his accomplishments and then create an artwork inspired by his work.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 19, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 20, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Events and Programs

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Studio Time: Caitlin Price Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition finalist Caitlin Price leads this hands-on art lesson on photographing with natural light. This program is intended for adult audiences. Registration is $50 and includes all materials; cash and checks are accepted. Email for registration and payment details.

Saturday, Jan. 11, 10:15 a.m. - noon

Curator's Tour: Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits Join exhibition curator Ann Shumard for a tour of Yousuf Karsh's portrait of influential Americans in "Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits." Meet at the exhibition entrance, first floor.

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2:00 p.m.

National Portrait Gallery Pop Quiz: Dancing the Dream Join curator Amy Henderson for a special tour of NPG's newest exhibition, "Dancing the Dream," and then attend a special exhibition- themed Pop Quiz trivia night.

Wednesday, Jan. 15, Tour meets in the F Street lobby at5:30 p.m. Trivia begins in the courtyard at 6:30 p.m.

Meet the Artist: Caitlin Price and Tim Doud Finalists in the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition will discuss their work in a talk hosted by the competition director Dorothy Moss. Meet at the exhibition entrance (second floor, near "The Struggle for Justice").

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2:00 p.m.

Courtyard Cinema Classics: The Triplets of Belleville Watch the story of an orphaned boy who makes it to the Tour de France, but is kidnapped during the race on the big screen in the Kogod Courtyard. This program is jointly presented with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. (Animated, 2003; 78 minutes)

Thursday, Jan. 23, 7:00 p.m.

DC Youth Slam Semifinals The award-winning DC Youth Slam Team, a program of Split This Rock, partners with the Portrait Gallery to bring you the 2014 DC Youth Slam Team Semifinals. Twenty teenage poets from the D.C. area will perform their original work in the Kogod Courtyard.

Sunday, Jan. 26, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Family Programs

Portrait Story Days Listen to a story about an influential American and create an artwork inspired by them.

Alvin Ailey: Saturday, Jan 4, 1:00-4:00 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 5, 2:00- 5:00 p.m.

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson: Sunday, Jan. 12, 2:00- 5:00 p.m.

Julia Child: Saturday, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2:00- 5:00 p.m.

Open Studio Fridays The Portrait Gallery opens its education centerFriday afternoons for creative fun for all ages. This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment.

Fridays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31

Portrait Discovery Kits This interactive way of learning more about people in the museum and their contributions to American history is available on select days. Visitors can check out kits just outside of the education center, room E151, first floor.

Saturdays, Jan. 4, and 18, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

Sundays, Jan. 5, 19, and 26, 2:00- 5:00 p.m.

Young Portrait Explorers: Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

Registration required at Gather in G Street lobby at10:25 a.m.; program begins promptly at10:30.

Monday, Jan. 13, 10:25- 11:30 a.m.

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