If you’re in the Washington, D.C. area and haven’t taken a few moments of your time to see the second season portrait from the ‘Colbert Report’ hanging in the National Museum of American History, you have one more day to haul it down there and check it out.
From the Smithsonian.com blog:
Colbert first met with museum director Brent Glass to tour the “Treasures of American History” exhibit and convince him to include the portrait. After losing a bet, Glass rejected the portrait’s inclusion, and Colbert moves on. He headed over to the National Portrait Gallery where he met with former director Marc Pachter who agrees to hang the portrait above a drinking fountain for six weeks.
But it didn’t end there. After the six weeks was over, Glass reconsidered. He called to say that Colbert is, in fact, a national treasure. The portrait hung in the museum’s temporary exhibit space in the National Air and Space museum. After the American History museum reopened in November 2008, it hung the portrait in its current location.
Tomorrow is the last day that the portrait will be displayed, so if you haven’t made the pilgrimage to see the portrait yet, I would highly advise calling in sick tomorrow. You *do* feel a cold coming on, don’t you? (cough, cough)
And, just because it makes me happy, here’s Stephen’s first meeting with Brent Glass and the legendary “Prince Dance” video. Everyone be quiet during this part.