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Friday, November 01, 2002


The LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) opens an interesting page of history, using one of the best known portraits in America, the Landsowne Portrait of George Washington.

The official press release follows. -- Douglas


LACMA is the sole venue in U.S. to feature accompanying exhibition of Washington-related art works. Extensive adult and children's education programs and public events are offered.†

George Washington: A National Treasure†

Exhibition Dates: November 8, 2002, through March 9, 2003

LOS ANGELES - The famed "Lansdowne" portrait of George Washington will visit the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as part of its historic first-ever tour of select cities in the United States organized by the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., and sponsored by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation of Las Vegas, Nevada. The portrait, painted in 1796 by Gilbert Stuart, the most prestigious American portraitist of his day, has been compared in historical and cultural importance to the Liberty Bell and the Declaration of Independence. The painting will be accompanied in Los Angeles by an in-depth exhibition organized by LACMA of Washington-related art works demonstrating the founding father's continuing impact on American life and art.

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