Thursday, September 9, 2010

History in Art and Story: Portrait Talks at Smithsonian's NPG

The National Portrait Gallery always has great programming to go along with the stellar collection and gorgeous building.

These talks are based on specific portraits hanging in the Gallery, which shares the old Patent Office Building with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. NPG is located at 801 F Street NW, one block away from the closest 42 bus stop. As a former Richmonder, I think I need to see the Edgar Allan Poe talk. And as a sports fan, maybe the Babe Ruth talk, too!

From the Gallery:

Face-to-Face Portrait Talks
Thursdays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30, 6:00 - 6:30pm

Join a curator, historian, or special guest speaker to learn more about the people and their portraits hanging in the National Portrait Gallery. September Face-to-Face talks feature the theme paper trail. Each Thursday a different portrait is highlighted. Meet in the F Street lobby.

September 9 (TODAY!)- Historian Jim Barber speaks about Babe Ruth by William Auerbach-Levy
September 16 - Researcher Warren Perry speaks about Edgar Allan Poe by Samuel Stillman
September 23 - Curatorial Assistant Amy Baskette speaks about Carl Sandburg by William A. Smith
September 30 - NASA Curator of Art Bert Ulrich speaks about John Glenn by Henry Casselli Jr.