In what is the first of it's kind (kinda remarkable), the National Portrait Gallery has mounted a unique exhibit - one put together by historians Jonathan David Katz and David Ward - surveying how same sex love has been portrayed in art over time. The exhibit, called "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" will be the focus of a field trip er.. a road trip..... er, a tour from New York to Washington DC on January 15th and 16th, led by the Leslie Lohman Gallery (Katz is a board member). The bus leaves New York at 10am Saturday morning and returns around 7pm Sunday night after spending most of mid-day Sunday on a private tour of the exhibit led by Katz himself.
The package includes transportation, one night at the Holiday Inn/Georgetown and entrance into the Portrait Gallery. It does not include meals and you're on your own Saturday night to run amok around Dupont Circle. :) Cost is $300 for double occupancy and $390 if you want to stay alone (I'd recommend opting for the single occupancy... because there are a lot of hot guys in DC whose radar is set for "in town on a tour". :))
You must RSVP by this Wednesday December 8th if you want to go and of course space is limited! Email Jerry at jerry at leslielohman dot org!