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Art #ThroughGlass at The National Portrait Gallery

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This President's Day weekend, The National Portrait Gallery is hosting a special installation enhanced for Google Glass wearers. More specifically, there will be a "A 12-foot Google Glass activated American flag." If you are as intrigued as we are, let's get together, Glass with class and enjoy some beautiful art in our Nation's Capital. There will be Glass devices available for use at the installation, so no you don't have to own a device to come. Read more details from the article below. We hope to see you at the gallery!

"As a part of David Datuna’s “Viewpoint of Billions” series, Portrait of America is a mixed-media 12-foot flag that is created from paint, paper and eyeglass lenses. When viewed with Google Glass, images from American culture are revealed. Images in the artwork, along with the viewer’s own voice, will trigger videos and interactive experiences that can be seen through the viewfinder of Glass. Guests will have their portraits taken wearing Glass, and the see-you see-me outcomes will be archived by the art and sent out via social media.

Sounds amazing and terrifying at the same time, right? Portrait of America will be on view in the Great Hall on the third floor from Saturday, February 15 to Monday, February 17. We're waiting to hear back from the Smithsonian regarding how many pairs of Google Glass will be available."

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