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Clark Gable and Jean Harlow, by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1937, gelatin silver print, copyright estate of Clarence Sinclair Bull.

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February 14 (Tues.) @ 5pm in the Kogod Courtyard

Courtyard Café

Art and love make the perfect pair this Valentine’s Day
at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Courtyard Café,
with an event designed to bring new meaning to the term
“art lover” for singles and couples alike.

Bring your observation skills and your imagination,
curiosity, and creativity to this event as we welcome you to:

· Listen to a unique mix of love songs from Smithsonian Folkways
· View images of iconic relationships from our collections
· Play ‘The Debate Game’ and test your knowledge of your partner, best friend, or family member
· Recite a poem inspired by our collections
· Try speed dating*, organized by Professionals in the City
· Participate in a love-themed, museum scavenger hunt
· Compose a handwritten love letter to your sweetheart, inspired by love letters presented by staff from the Smithsonian National Postal Museum (or anonymously boost the morale of someone in the U.S. armed forces)
· Learn romantic facts about other Smithsonian exhibits, such as the Butterfly Pavilion at the National Museum of Natural History
· Win a specially designed “art of love” bracelet, created by designer Scosha Wasserman or ‘dinner for two’ from Jaleo restaurant
· Visit the Courtyard Café for specialty drinks and treats – made with love

*To participate in the speed dating, please RSVP to: [email protected]

National Portrait Gallery
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
8th and G Streets NW

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