Ahhh, the summer. There’s nothing better than kicking back, planning vacations and seeing them come to fruition.
This past summer I was fortunate enough to take a trip to D.C and tour through the National Mall. Between feasting on artisan burgers and sipping on bubble tea, I squeezed a trip to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery.
Initially I was a bit hesitant to visit this particular museum; seeing as though I’m a bit of a history nerd I wanted to see actual artifacts not necessarily art work.
I was hilariously wrong.
When I walked inside I was taken back at how many brilliant paintings and sculptures I saw. From Presidential portraits to Barbie figurines, the National Portrait Gallery is arguably the most underrated museum there is in the National Mall.
The thing that shocked me the most during my visit was Katharine Hepburn‘s Oscar collection.
After my squealing calmed down after 3 minutes I was able to bask in the history of these four statues.
On Golden Pond, The Lion in Winter, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner and Morning Glory are all represented here through Katharine‘s four Academy Awards.
We all know that Katharine Hepburn was one of a kind and it was pretty moving to see her awards in the flesh.
All four of the films that she won her Oscars for are absolutely brilliant, with Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner be a favorite of mine.
If you get a chance to visit America’s Nation’s capital I highly recommend stopping by the National Portrait Gallery, you never know what other classic Hollywood memorabilia you’ll find.
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