DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: America's Presidents -- Lines for Barack and Michelle Obama:
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Description of Pictures: Visitor traffic in the Donald Reynolds Center (Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery) has been huge!
In 2017, DRC was the 7th most popular Smithsonian museum at 1.3 million visitors:
#1 = National Air and Space Museum[7m],
#2 = National Museum of Natural History [6m],
#3 = National Museum of American History [3.8m],
#4 = National Museum of African American History and Culture [2,4m],
#5 = National Zoo [2m],
#6 = Udvar-Hazy [1.6m]).
In January-February, 2018, DRC ranks #3 behind just Air and Space and Natural History. Much of the increased visitation is credited to the new Obama portraits which went on display February 13.
The above stats came from https://newsdesk.si.edu/about/stats
Partially Reviewed: Rough draft. I've gone through these pictures once, removing the worst ones, some duplication, etc. I usually take sequences of 4 or 5 pictures at a time and there are lots of near duplicates. I'll be doing a final review later which will cull the pictures down some. To be honest though, I'm way behind on doing final reviews.
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Description of Subject Matter: The nation’s only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House, this exhibition lies at the heart of the Portrait Gallery’s mission to tell the American story through the individuals who have shaped it. Visitors will see an enhanced and extended display of multiple images of 42 presidents of the United States, including Gilbert Stuart’s “Lansdowne” portrait of George Washington, the famous “cracked plate” photograph of Abraham Lincoln and whimsical sculptures of Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and George H. W. Bush by noted caricaturist Pat Oliphant. Presidents Washington, Andrew Jackson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt will be given expanded attention because of their significant impact on the office. Presidents from FDR to Bill Clinton are featured in a video component of the exhibit.
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) an American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA, and
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.