Weekend Events Dec. 23-25: ArtLab+ Showcase, Portrait Story Days, and Christmas

This week, see young people’s creative works, learn about Gertrude Stein, and have a merry Christmas

Learn about writer and art collector Gertrude Stein as part of the Portrait Story Days series.
Learn about writer and art collector Gertrude Stein as part of the Portrait Story Days series. Photo courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery

Friday, December 23 ArtLab+ Showcase

ArtLab+, a digital media studio that provides local teens a chance to engage with different forms of art and design, presents this showcase event. Produced by the Creative Consultants Club of ArtLab+, it will feature young people’s creative works in fashion, music, photography and film.  Free. 6 to 7 p.m. Hirshhorn Museum, Sunken Sculpture Garden.

Saturday, December 24 Portrait Story Days

As part of the Gallery’s family-friendly Portrait Story Days series, drop in and hear about an American who has had a major impact on culture and history. This week, learn about writer, poet and art collector Gertrude Stein, subject of the new exhibition “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories.” After the curator talk, you’ll have the chance to create your own work of art—materials provided. Free. 1 to 4 p.m. National Portrait Gallery, education center.

Sunday, December 25 Christmas

All Smithsonian Institution museums and the National Zoo are closed today. Enjoy the holiday!

For a complete listing of Smithsonian events and exhibitions visit the goSmithsonian Visitors Guide. Additional reporting by Michelle Strange.