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April 2021

Writing Hour

April 20 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Free

Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connectand draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Free—Registration required. Image Credit: Writing Hour by Tony Powell, photograph, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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Writing Hour

April 27 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Free

Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connectand draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Free—Registration required. Image Credit: Writing Hour by Tony Powell, photograph, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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Drawn to Figures LIVE

April 29 @ 11:00 am - July 1 @ 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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May 2021

Writing Hour

May 4 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Free

Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connectand draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Free—Registration required. Image Credit: Writing Hour by Tony Powell, photograph, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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The Nitty-Gritty of Gallery Representation & Pricing Artwork with Juli Lowe

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us on Wednesday, May 5, 7 pm ET, to hear Juli Lowe—former long-time Director of Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago— speak about gallery representation and pricing artwork. Lowe will outline the structures and inner workings of commercial galleries, share the latest information about the art market, and demystify the process of pricing artwork. Learn more about Lowe’s extensive experience coaching artists.  This is the last public program accompanying IPCNY’s current exhibition Mapping Narratives: New Prints 2021/Winter, and it has been…

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Enduring Images: Enslaved People and Photography in the Antebellum South

May 11 @ 5:00 pm
Free

Presented by Matthew Fox-Amato, Assistant Professor of History, University of Idaho From the 1840s to the end of the Civil War, some enslaved people paid to have their photographs taken and then used these portraits to shape their identities and social ties. Slave narratives, newspapers and studio records reveal that some enslaved individuals bought images from local photographers, stowed images of sold family members in their cabins and carried images of family on their persons. Considering enslaved people as active agents of early photography,…

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Writing Hour

May 11 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Free

Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connectand draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Free—Registration required. Image Credit: Writing Hour by Tony Powell, photograph, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion

May 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

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 us as we analyze portraits from the exhibition “Every Eye Is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States” and discuss the related book “Rodham” by Curtis Sittenfeld. Participants are encouraged to visit the exhibition before the event. DCPL cardholders can access “Rodham” here. Image Credit: Laura Bush by Aleksander Titovets, oil on canvas, 2008. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. J.…

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Drawn to Figures LIVE

May 13 @ 11:00 am - July 15 @ 12:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Writing Hour

May 18 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Free

Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connectand draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Free—Registration required. Image Credit: Writing Hour by Tony Powell, photograph, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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Writing Hour

May 25 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 25, 2021

Free

Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connectand draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. Free—Registration required. Image Credit: Writing Hour by Tony Powell, photograph, 2019. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

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