Media Advisory: Smithsonian American Art Museum and Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Celebrate Capital Pride With Rainbow Lighting

WHAT:          The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrate Capital Pride with a rainbow lighting display

WHEN:          24/7 Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10

WHERE:       Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery

                        F, G and Seventh streets N.W. entrances

On the occasion of Pride Week, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are celebrating with a rainbow lighting display on their F, G, and Seventh streets N.W. building facades. The lighting will be displayed the evening of Friday, June 8, through the afternoon of Sunday, June 10, as part of the larger Pride celebration in and around Washington, D.C., the week of June 8.

The Pride lighting was made possible by the generosity of Atmosphere Inc.

Visitors can share photos of the lighting display on social media using the hashtags #atSAAM and #myNPG.                                                                        

For more information, contact the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.     

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National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through the individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.

The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture at Eighth and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000. Website: npg.si.edu. Follow the museum on social media at @NPGFacebookYouTubeInstagramand Tumblr.

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