As the daughter of an artist, many of my childhood memories are of being dragged to museums and cathedrals around the World to admire works of art. My Mother would take my brother and I in to the gift shop, have us each pick 3 postcards, and, then, our mission was to find them in the museum. It was a clever trick. Even today, this is often how I start any visit to a museum. One of my favorite things about living in Penn Quarter is the amazing artwork I can visit any time I like, mostly for free.
This Saturday, October 20, Watson Adventures will be hosting a scavenger hunt designed to help kids (and kids at heart) explore and engage with the collection at the National Gallery of Art (Constitution Ave. NW, between 3rd and 7th Sts.). Using the Harry Potter stories as the context, participants will be challenged to find artwork containing characters and scenes similar to those found in the the books. No, Professor Snape will not magically appear in a Whistler painting, but you will discover that there are potions masters, centaurs, mermaids and dragons aplenty.