In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

May 13, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues […]

Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

May 11, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 5:30-7 p.m. Online via Zoom The National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library would like to invite you to a virtual conversation about power, gender and collective memory. Join […]

Enduring Images: Enslaved People and Photography in the Antebellum South


  Tuesday, May 11, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Closed captioning provided Presented by Matthew Fox-Amato, Assistant Professor of History, University of Idaho From the 1840s to the end of the Civil […]

Alice Neel at the Met

April 13, 2021

Part chronological and part thematic, “Alice Neel: People Come First,” on view through Aug. 1, presents close to 100 works in Neel’s signature style.

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

April 8, 2021

  Thursday, April 8, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with […]

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice


Thursday, April 8; 5 p.m. EST Free, registration required What is the connection between a desire for recognition of one’s culture and activism for equity? Join educators from the National […]

Fit for a Queen: Perkins Harnly, Victorian Style and Queer Identity in Midcentury America

April 6, 2021

Tuesday, April 6, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Closed captioning provided Presented by Sarah Burns, Ruth N. Halls Professor Emerita, Art History, Indiana University Born on a hardscrabble Nebraska farm, artist Perkins Harnly crossed […]

Where There Is a Woman There Is Magic: Women’s History Month Virtual Festival

March 27, 2021

Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. Online via Zoom Join the Portrait Gallery in a virtual celebration of women making history! We will explore the online exhibition “Where There Is a […]

Where There Is a Woman, There Is Magic: Women’s History Month Virtual Festival


Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. Zoom, registration required Join the Portrait Gallery in a virtual celebration of women making history. We will explore the online exhibition “Where There Is a […]

Weekly Arts Round Up, March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Smithsonian Associates and the National Portrait Gallery will offer full-day programs online this Saturday to close out Women’s History Month.