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Museum Trip to see “Star Power” at the Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, June 25 @ 11:00 am 3:30 pm

Join us on a trip to the National Portrait Gallery to view the traveling exhibit of Star Power: Photographs from Hollywood’s Golden Age by George Hurrell.

During the 1930s and early 1940s, George Hurrell (1904–1992) reigned as Hollywood’s preeminent portrait photographer. Hired by the Publicity Department at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) when he was only twenty-five, Hurrell advanced rapidly to become the studio’s principal portraitist. With a keen eye for artful posing, innovative lighting effects, and skillful retouching, he produced timeless portraits that burnished the luster of many of the “Golden Age’s” greatest stars. Featuring more than 20 vintage photographs, this exhibition portrays some of Golden Age Hollywood’s most memorable stars at the height of their fame, including John Barrymore, Jimmy Durante, Rosalind Russell, Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young and many more.

There will be time to first eat lunch at the Courtyard Café (on own) and to visit the museum’s gift shop after viewing the exhibit. Here is the link to the café menu: https://npg.si.edu/visit/courtyard-cafe. You are welcome to bring your own lunch. We will provide a simple snack and bottled water for the bus ride home. This trip is limited to 30 participants on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable

Bus departs from Pozez JCC promptly at 11am and returns at approximately 3:30pm

$25 includes transportation and snack
Questions? Contact:

Adult Enrichment

Bonnie Sokol

703.537.3066

Location:

National Portrait Gallery

8th St NW & G St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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