March at the National Portrait Gallery Includes WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH and More

Women's History Month Family Day | Saturday, March 1, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate Women's History Month with a Family Day in collaboration with the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. This fun-filled day will feature performances by the Duncan Dancers and Simple Gifts Music. Experiment with oil pastels in the style of artist Georgia O'Keeffe and participate in an art-making activity led by illustrator Sushmita Mazumdar in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard.

Portrait Story Days: Women's History Month

Sunday, March 9, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.:Georgia O'Keeffe

Saturday, March 15, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.: Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Sunday, March 16, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.:Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Sunday, March 23, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.: Wilma Rudolph

Saturday, March 29, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.: Dolores Huerta

Sunday, March 30, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.: Dolores Huerta

First floor, education center, room E151

The Portrait Gallery presents a special series of Portrait Story Days in celebration of Women's History Month. Young visitors and their families may drop in to listen to a story about an influential woman in the Portrait Gallery's collection and create a piece of art inspired by her life and portrait.

Edgar P. Richardson Symposium: American Cool | Friday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

An exemplary group of cool scholars, hosted by "American Cool" co-curators Joel Dinerstein and Frank Goodyear, will explore how three intersecting branches of cool-youth culture, popular culture and African American culture-affect style, marketing and society. The scholars will participate in panel discussions and then take questions from the audience. See detailed schedule here:

Curator's Tour: American Cool | Saturday, March 8, 2:00 p.m.

Joel Dinerstein, co-curator of "American Cool" and the James H. Clark Endowed Chair in American Civilization at Tulane University, leads a tour of the exhibition. Meet at the exhibition entrance, second floor. Following the tour, Dinerstein will sign copies of the exhibition catalogue in the G Street lobby from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. The catalogue will be available for purchase in the museum shop.

National Portrait Gallery Pop Quiz: Curator's Choice! | Thursday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

For tonight's collection-themed trivia game, Portrait Gallery curators and historians have selected some of their favorite portraits from the museum's collection. The winning team will receive a prize at the end of the evening. Food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Courtyard Café.

Meet Robert Osborne: Experience the Red Carpet with TCM's Legendary Host | March 19; reception starts at 6:00 p.m., conversation and film screening at6:30 p.m.

Portrait Gallery Historian Amy Henderson, curator of "Dancing the Dream," hosts a wine and cheese reception with Turner Classic Movies' Robert Osborne in the auditorium lobby. The reception will be followed by a conversation with Henderson and Osborne and a screening of "Flying Down to Rio" (1934).Tickets must be purchased in advance; reception and film screening, $50; film screening only $15.




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