The National Photo Gallery announces new online programs to be launched in 2022

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PORTAL, the science center of the National Portrait Gallery, kicks off 2022 with three programs at the Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture. Please see details below and sign up for Portal’s newsletter (select “Scientific Programs”) to receive program announcements.

Almost all programs will be held via Zoom, with written explanations provided.


Jose Maria Mora, Napoleon Saroni, and the Surrounding Immigrant in American Portraiture

Tuesday, January 25 at 5 p.m. (Eastern time) | Free – registration required

This lecture was given by Erin Powles, Associate Professor of Art History at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University. Leslie Orenia, Photo Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, will moderate the Q&A.

Edmonia Lewis and Wendell Phillips: Kate Clark LeMay in Conversation with Kirsten Bay Buick and Helen Quanquin

Tuesday, February 8 at 5 p.m. (ET) | free Registration required

Kate Clark LeMay, Interim Director of Portal and Acting Chief Historian at the National Portrait Gallery, will moderate a conversation between Helen Quanquin, Professor of American Studies at the University of Lille (France), and Kirsten Bye Buick, Professor of Art History. Associate Dean of the Equity and Excellence Department, College of Fine Arts; and inaugural Chair of Africana Studies, University of New Mexico.

New Approaches to the Representation of Women in Science: In Conversation with Laila McNeill, Amanda Fingbodebakia, and Anna Reiser

Tuesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. (Eastern time) | free Registration required

Join us for a conversation between science historians Lila McNeill and Anna Reiser, founders of the magazine lady of science and co-authors Forces of Nature: The Women Who Changed Science, and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a multidisciplinary artist known for “Beyond Curie” and other portraiture projects. Lacey Paradel, a science historian at the National Portrait Gallery, will moderate the conversation.


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