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This portrait of Charlotte Bronte (detail, chalk drawing) of 1850 is in the collection of _nationalp
Great #portraits _obeygiant _womensmarch #womensmarchonwashington
In today's _newyorktimes _drewfaustus article makes the plea _whitehouse to not defund _nehgov becau
Walter Oltmann's _Skull Child_ of 2013 is weirdly beautiful made of bent wire to replicate lace
Ix Mutal Ahaw the Royal Lady of Mutal


March 2, 2020

CNN Style

4 million people have flocked to see the Obama portraits. Here's why

Portraits, like real people, are demanding. They require not just face-to-face interaction, but deep contemplation of how the artists have brought their sitters to life.

February 12, 2019

Atlantic Magazine

The Obama Portraits Have Had a Pilgrimage Effect

One year after Kehinde Wiley’s and Amy Sherald’s paintings were unveiled, the director of the National Portrait Gallery reflects on their unprecedented impact.

February 6, 2018

Smithsonian Magazine

Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam: Two Portraits, Two Methods of Persuasion

Rosie the Riveter and Uncle Sam: Two Portraits, Two Methods of Persuasion
Kim Sajet, director of the Portrait Gallery, says that while Uncle Sam orders, Rosie inspires collective action


The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

The Dream Garden

The story of "The Dream Garden" mosaic designed by Maxfield Parrish & Created by Tiffany Studio


Princeton Press

The Obama Portraits

"The Obama Portraits and the National Portrait Gallery as a Site of Secular Pilgrimage"

March 23, 2018

Smithsonian Magazine

How Portraiture Gave Rise to the Glamour of Guns

American portraiture with its visual allure and pictorial storytelling made gun ownership desirable

January 25, 2018

Smithsonian Magazine

The Ugliest Sculpture Ever, Says the Portrait Gallery’s Director

A bizarre sculpture of a baby Hercules strangling two snakes set this art historian on a course of discovery

August 19, 2016

Smithsonian Magazine

Why We Have to Play Catch-up Collecting the Portraits of Female Athletes

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is setting its sights on the future

February 11, 2020

Smithsonian Magazine

How One Museum Helps the Nation Mourn

When prominent Americans like Kobe Bryant die, mourners flock to the National Portrait Gallery in search of solace

February 20, 2018

Smithsonian Magazine

In Obama’s Official Portrait the Flowers Are Cultivated From the Past

Kehinde Wiley’s painting is full of historical art references says Kim Sajet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery

January 16, 2018

Smithsonian Magazine

Here’s My Problem With the Google Arts & Culture Face-Matching App

Kim Sajet, the director of the National Portrait Gallery, offers ideas to make it better

July 21, 2016

Smithsonian Magazine

How to Avoid the Pitfalls in the Politics of Graphic Messaging

The director of the National Portrait Gallery offers a few pointers on how to acquire visual intelligence

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