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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