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National Portrait Gallery - Lopez
Monday, February 12, 2024, 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
National Portrait Gallery
8th St NW & G St NW,
Registration is required before Friday, February 9, 2024 at 11:59 PM
The metro stop is Gallery Place and can be reached on the Green and Red lines. We will meet at the Information Desk at the 8th and G Street entrance to the gallery at 1:00.
Congress created the National Portrait Gallery in 1968 with a mandate to tell the story of the United States through the lives of people who made significant contributions. Since then, concepts of both the people who are portrayed in the Gallery and the nature of their contributions have changed substantially.
In this tour, National Portrait Gallery docent Sheila Lopez will take a look at how portraiture has evolved over the years, focusing on how art portrays and responds to changing
technology and societal norms. Portraits will include some people you know well, such as Frederick Douglass and the Obamas, and others who are not as well known, such African-American Shakespearean actor Ira Aldridge and Japanese-American artist Roger Shimomura.
Maximum number of guests is 15.