"Dancing the Dream" at National Portrait Gallery Wednesday, Nov. 6

In 1992, Michael Jackson published a collection of poetry called Dancing the Dream. Now, the National Portrait Gallery has given the same name to its new exhibit of dance-related art, which, of course, includes images of the King of Pop—and Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, George Balanchine, Savion Glover, and even Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The exhibition aims to explore the relationship between dance and American identity, be it through film, music, or stage performances. But should you be inspired to bust a move while perusing the show, remember that the galleries are rather intimate. Save it for the Kogod Courtyard. The exhibition is on view 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily to July 13, 2014, at the National Portrait Gallery, 8th and F streets NW. Free. (202) 633-8300. npg.si.edu.

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