Recommended for all ages
Free with Museum Admission
George Washington is back at the Museum, but this time you won’t be the only one taking his picture—meet Gilbert Stuart (whose portrait of Washington is on the dollar bill!) and get the inside scoop on what it was like to paint the first president. Ask George Washington how he felt about sitting for a portrait, compare the suit he is wearing with the one in Gilbert Stuart’s artwork, and learn how presidential images spread.
Gilbert Stuart, George Washington (1732-1799), circa 1800-1820, Gift of Thomas Jefferson Bryan, New-York Historical Society 1867.303.