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Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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May 2021

Introducing…

May 12 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Free

March 3: Margaret Wise Brown March 10: Marian Anderson March 17: Abigail Adams March 24: Lady Bird Johnson March 31: Maya Lin April 7: Earth, Wind & Fire April 14: Mary Lou Williams April 21: Lena Horne April 28: Tato Laviera May 5: Roger Shimomura May 12: Jhumpa Lahiri May 19: Yuri Kochiyama May 26: Liliʻuokalani Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week a Portrait Gallery educator will shine a light on some of this country’s history makers…

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Drawn to Figures LIVE

May 13 @ 11:00 am - July 15 @ 12:00 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 20, 2021

Free

March 4: Drawing with Chalk Pastels March 18: Making Monochromatic Art with Conté Crayons April 1: Painting with Acrylics April 15: Working with Palette Knives in Acrylics May 6: Stretching and Prepping a Canvas for Painting May 20: Creating an Underpainting Discover your inner artist in this live virtual drawing workshop. Facilitated by artist Jill Galloway, the workshop will include guided instruction on the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. Participants will be offered the chance to share their work…

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In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

May 13 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues.Why is it important to have agency in how we are portrayed?  Together with our co-hosts from the Freer and Sackler, Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art,we will explore this key question about representation in relationship to a 1937 photograph of…

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Open Studio Workshops

May 14 @ 11:00 am - July 23 @ 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 28, 2021

Free

Enjoy weekly art workshops from the comfort of your own home. Each Friday, we will post a video with a new activity or technique. Grab a family member or your roommates, or make a virtual date with a friend, and get creative with artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels will enjoy creating art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Image Credit: Open Studio Workshops by Tony Powell, photograph, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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Introducing…

May 19 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Free

March 3: Margaret Wise Brown March 10: Marian Anderson March 17: Abigail Adams March 24: Lady Bird Johnson March 31: Maya Lin April 7: Earth, Wind & Fire April 14: Mary Lou Williams April 21: Lena Horne April 28: Tato Laviera May 5: Roger Shimomura May 12: Jhumpa Lahiri May 19: Yuri Kochiyama May 26: Liliʻuokalani Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week a Portrait Gallery educator will shine a light on some of this country’s history makers…

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Open Studio Workshops

May 21 @ 11:00 am - July 30 @ 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 28, 2021

Free

Enjoy weekly art workshops from the comfort of your own home. Each Friday, we will post a video with a new activity or technique. Grab a family member or your roommates, or make a virtual date with a friend, and get creative with artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels will enjoy creating art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Image Credit: Open Studio Workshops by Tony Powell, photograph, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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Introducing…

May 26 @ 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until May 26, 2021

Free

March 3: Margaret Wise Brown March 10: Marian Anderson March 17: Abigail Adams March 24: Lady Bird Johnson March 31: Maya Lin April 7: Earth, Wind & Fire April 14: Mary Lou Williams April 21: Lena Horne April 28: Tato Laviera May 5: Roger Shimomura May 12: Jhumpa Lahiri May 19: Yuri Kochiyama May 26: Liliʻuokalani Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week a Portrait Gallery educator will shine a light on some of this country’s history makers…

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The Confluence of Three Asian American Artists

May 26 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Join the National Portrait Gallery’s Choreographer-in-Residence Dana Tai Soon Burgess in conversation with Prints and Drawings Curator Robyn Asleson as they explore the complex interconnections and complementary experiences that link the modern dance innovator Michio Ito, the sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi, and Burgess himself. Free—Registration required.  Image Credit: Isamu Noguchii (detail) by Winold Reiss, pastel on paper, 1929. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Joseph and Rosalyn Newman Conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee. © Estate…

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Open Studio Workshops

May 28 @ 11:00 am - August 6 @ 12:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until May 28, 2021

Free

Enjoy weekly art workshops from the comfort of your own home. Each Friday, we will post a video with a new activity or technique. Grab a family member or your roommates, or make a virtual date with a friend, and get creative with artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels will enjoy creating art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Image Credit: Open Studio Workshops by Tony Powell, photograph, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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