The irreverence has a sober side, too. Much of Shimomura's work has to do with memories of being interned with his family in a camp for Japanese Americans during World War II.
On Saturday at 2 p.m., Shimomura will give a gallery talk about his art and its themes. Interested participants should meet in the F Street lobby. "Portraiture Now" is on view through Oct. 14 at Eighth and F streets NW (Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown). 202-633-8300. www.npg.si.edu. Free.
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