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Monday, October 6, 2014

There's a Big New Face on the National Mall

Welcome to this week's Monday Must-See, Must-Do post. On Mondays, we offer an entry about some current exhibit, event, or dining experience in DC you should take in. Sometimes, we will write the post. Sometimes, it will be taken from another publication. But no matter who is the writer, we believe Monday Must-See, Must-Do will showcase something you shouldn't miss. 

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a big artist with big ideas. Standing a wiry 6-foot-5, he is rethinking the concept of portraiture: Instead of capturing an individual on canvas, he portrays universal man in giant “face-scapes” tilled into the ground

Born in Cuba, raised in the United States and based in Barcelona, the 48-year-old earth artist has received international renown for monumental face-scapes he’s done in Belfast, Amsterdam and two sites in Spain. Now the National Portrait Gallery has commissioned his first such work in the United States, a face-scape that will appear on the National Mall for a month, beginning October 1.

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