National Portrait Gallery announces new online programs for 2022 launch

PORTAL, the Scholarly Center of the National Portrait Gallery, kicks off 2022 with three programs at the Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture. Please see details below and subscribe to the PORTAL newsletter (select “Academic Programs”) to receive program announcements.

All programs will take place virtually via Zoom, with captioning provided.


José María Mora, Napoleon Sarony, and the Migrant Circle in American Portrait Photography

Tuesday, January 25 at 5 p.m. (ET) | Free – Registration required

This talk is presented by Erin Pauwels, Assistant Professor of Art History at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture. Leslie Ureña, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, will moderate the Q&A session.

Edmonia Lewis and Wendell Phillips: Kate Clarke Lemay in conversation with Kirsten Pai Buick and Hélène Quanquin

Tuesday, February 8 at 5 p.m. (ET) | Free Registration required

Kate Clarke Lemay, Acting Director of PORTAL and Acting Senior Historian at the National Portrait Gallery, will moderate a conversation between Hélène Quanquin, Professor of American Studies, University of Lille (France), and Kirsten Pai Buick, Professor of History of art; Associate Dean of Equity and Excellence for the College of Fine Arts; and inaugural professorship in African studies, University of New Mexico.

New Approaches to Representing Women in Science: Conversation with Leila McNeill, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya and Anna Reser

Tuesday, March 22 at 5 p.m. (ET) | Free Registration required

Join us for a dialogue between science historians Leila McNeill and Anna Reser, co-founders of the magazine Lady Science and co-authors of Forces of nature: the women who changed science, and Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, a multidisciplinary artist known for “Beyond Curie” and other portraiture projects. Lacey Baradel, science historian at the National Portrait Gallery, will moderate the conversation.


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Julia P. Cluff