On Tuesday, January 12 at 5pm (EST), PORTAL, the National Portrait Gallery’s scholarly center, kicks off 2021 with a new online artist’s talk, continuing its popular program, the Tommie L. Pegues and Donald A. Capoccia Conversation Series in LGBTQ+ Portraiture. This free discussion will take place online via Zoom; registration is required. Closed captioning will be provided.

Join National Portrait Gallery curator Taína Caragol for a conversation with David Antonio Cruz and Antonius-Tín Bui about portraiture as a platform to represent and honor LGBTQ+ communities of color. Both artists use portraiture and performance to explore the connections between queerness, their personal diasporic stories, and the communities that ground them. 

Register to join Antonius-Tín Bui and David Antonio Cruz in Conversation with Taína Caragol at 5pm (EST) on January 12, 2021.

Cruz and Bui were finalists of the 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, and their work is now on view in the traveling exhibition The Outwin: American Portraiture Today at the D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts of the Springfield Museums, Massachusetts. The competition and exhibition are made possible through generous support from the Virginia Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Endowment.

Ready for #Outwin2022? There is still time left to submit portraits to the sixth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition! Artists 18 and over are invited to enter one portrait in any medium by January 29, 2021. The first-prize winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the Portrait Gallery’s collection. For more details, visit portraitcompetition.si.edu.