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There are fruits, fabrics, and spoils of the hunt waiting for you at the National Gallery of Art.
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There are fruits, fabrics, and spoils of the hunt waiting for you at the National Gallery of Art.

(June 25-Aug. 18) Shared Portraits

If you're thinking about honing your art chops this summer, you can draw inspiration from a number of exhibits in and around town. There's even one where you can literally do some drawing. Shared Portraits invites visitors to sit down at a double-sided drawing table to make portraits through mid-August at Artisphere in Arlington. The works will be displayed and a pro will use them for an additional piece produced on-site.

(June 25-Jan. 6) Abstract Drawings

If abstract drawing is your thing, then the American Art Museum is the place to be. Dozens of seldom-displayed sketches and complete compositions by the last century's leading artists are showing through the end of the year.

(June 25-Oct. 14) Elegance and Refinement

For some of the best still-life paintings the 17th century has to offer there's Elegance and Refinement at the National Gallery of Art through mid-October. The works of Dutch painter Willem van Aelst will make you believe you're looking at real fruits, fabrics, and spoils of the hunt.

Music: "Gittin' a Little Hipper" by James Brown


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