What a great new place to visit with children. Opening, January 28, 2017 The National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian opens its first-ever space dedicated to children. Explore! is a place where kids can experiment with portraiture hands-on in order to answer questions such as “What is a portrait?” “How do I see myself?” and “How do others see me?” all great questions to ask. Children, up to eight years old will be able to trace each other’s silhouettes, strike a pose for a projected video and experiment with expression and emotion by building faces out of illustrated blocks. Click here to get ideas for your next portrait by William Branson III.