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National Portrait Gallery Presents YOUSUF KARSH: AMERICAN PORTRAITS, STUDIO TIME: CAITLIN TEAL PRICE, and More

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National Portrait Gallery Presents YOUSUF KARSH: AMERICAN PORTRAITS, STUDIO TIME: CAITLIN TEAL PRICE, and More

Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits

Second Installation, May 2 through Nov. 2

This installation includes a second selection of portraits by iconic photographer Yousuf Karsh in celebration of a gift of more than 100 works to the National Portrait Gallery.

Photographs include Clark Gable, Martha Graham, Helen Keller, the Apollo XI Crew, Isamu Noguchi, Andy Warhol and Elie Wiesel.

Special Programs

Studio Time: Caitlin Teal Price | Saturday, May 10, 10:15 a.m. to noon

Portrait Competition finalist Caitlin Teal Price leads this session on photographing with natural light. This program is intended for adult audiences. The program is limited to 20 participants per session. Registration is $50 and includes all materials. E-mail studiotime@si.edu for registration and payment details.

Meet the Author: Warren Perry | Saturday, May 10, noon

National Portrait Gallery researcher E. Warren Perry discusses his co-authored book "Elvis 1956," which the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls "the first and last unguarded look at Elvis." Following the talk, Perry will sign copies of his book in the G Street lobby. Meet at the portrait of Elvis Presley in "American Cool" on the second floor.

Meet the Author: Robert Hilburn | Saturday, May 10, 2 p.m.

The chief music critic and pop music editor for the Los Angeles Times for more than three decades, Robert Hilburn discusses "Johnny Cash: The Life," "a thorough and thoughtful portrait of the Man in Black, . . . [with] a deep appreciation of his artistry" (New York Times). Hilburn will sign copies of his book in the F Street lobby. Meet at the portrait of Johnny Cash in "American Cool" on the second floor.

National Portrait Gallery Pop Quiz: Space: The Final Frontier | Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 p.m.

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

Can you unlock the mysteries of the universe? Prove it at a space-themed trivia night featuring the out-of-this-world collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

Meet the Author: Nigel Hamilton | Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m.

Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

Nigel Hamilton is a best-selling award-winning biographer of political and military leaders, including John F. Kennedy and Bill Clinton. Join Hamilton as he discusses his brand new work, "Franklin D Roosevelt: Mantle of Command." A book-signing will follow in the G Street lobby.

Curator's Tour: "Face Value: Portraiture in the Age of Abstraction" | Saturday, May 17, 2 p.m.


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