Post “Turkey Festivus” Activities

Norman Rockwell. “Freedom from Want”. 1943.

In my house growing up, we always had the tradition of going to the museums the day after Thanksgiving. And since we live in the Washington DC area and most of the museums are under the Smithsonian umbrella, that often meant free entertainment for the whole family! What’s not to like about that?

Here is my list of current must-see art exhibits open the day after Thanksgiving. Consider it an alternative to Black Friday, more educational and a lot less expensive then running up those credit card balances.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective @ the NGA

Ai Wei “According to What?” @t the Hirshorn

Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge @ The National Portrait Gallery

The Civil War and American Art @ American Art Museum

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