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.