Please join PORTAL, the National Portrait Gallery’s Scholarly Center, for the final webinars of 2021 in the Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture Conversation Series. Closed captioning will be provided.
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Tuesday, September 21 at 5pm (ET)
Speakers: Philip Tinari, Director and CEO of the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing and Ying-chen Peng, PhD, Assistant Professor at American University
Moderator: Dorothy Moss, PhD, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and Coordinating Curator for the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative
In conjunction with the exhibition Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands, this conversation will focus on Hung Liu’s artistic journey and explore her approach to portraiture in the context of Chinese historical and contemporary art. Registration is required to attend this free webinar.
Toward an African Methodist Episcopal Aesthetic Idyll: Art and Images at Wilberforce University, 1863–1914
Tuesday, October 5 at 5pm (ET)
Speaker: Melanee Harvey, PhD, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Art History at Howard University
Q&A Moderator: Martha S. Jones, PhD, the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University
This presentation will examine the role of art and visual representational strategies of Wilberforce University, one of the nation’s first historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), as an aesthetic idyll shaped by Bishop Daniel Payne and African Methodist Episcopal bishops of the late 19th century. Registration is required to attend this free webinar.
Tuesday, November 16 at 5pm (ET)
Speaker: Lauren Redniss, artist, author, MacArthur Fellow, and Associate Professor at the Parsons School of Design
Q&A Moderator: Sharyl Pahe-Short, Visitor Services Manager at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
This presentation will discuss the still-unresolved Oak Flat conflict over Apache holy land and private copper mining interests, the saga of westward expansion, and the resistance and resilience of Native peoples. Registration is required to attend this free webinar.
For more details, visit npg.si.edu.
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The intention behind the seemingly bizarre combination was, according to Attie, “to give visual form to the shared American and Brazilian reality of nationalistic divisions that defines our political present.”
Nowhere in the museums’ advertising blitzkrieg for the performance were we told to bring our wildfire-season masks as well as our covid masks, and covid masks don’t prevent smoke inhalation.