Don't wait to experience flowers and sunshine. Treat yourself to a show at the National Portrait Gallery, then cross the street to visit the Library. Take a class in the Digital Commons and browse for a good book or movie in the Popular Library on the first floor.
On your way out, take a look at our Program Boards in the Great Hall. Recognize the vibrant still life bouquets that grace the trim? These images represent the work of one of this country's most celebrated painters.
Can you guess the identity of this 20th-century artist?
S/he became an icon, rendering bold, bright, colorful paintings evoking an era. S/he also created one of the most coveted posters for Washington's own Cherry Blossom Festival.
The first three people to respond with the correct answer will win a facsimile of the aforementioned poster. Hint: Boomers may have the edge here.
Props to anyone who bypasses research on the Web to visit the original search engine: A librarian upstairs in Room 207.
The contest runs through March 15. Winners will be contacted by March 18 to arrange a pick-up time.
So have fun, enter to win, and celebrate the rites of Spring!