The unveiling of the Obama portraits in February 2018 has transformed the National Portrait Gallery’s attendance. Leading up to the unveiling, Portrait Gallery curators and historians were already working on exhibitions and programming that would increase the museum’s relevance in today’s world. Crucial to this work is a focus on expanding the narratives told in museum spaces and opening way for new stories to be told. Dorothy Moss, curator of painting and sculpture at the Portrait Gallery, will discuss the impact of the Obama portraits and will place these two portraits in context of ongoing work to reimagine the National Portrait Gallery in its 50th anniversary year.
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 4:10pm
Community Foundation Theater in the Gund Gallery
101 1/2 College Drive, Gambier, Ohio 43022