PORTRAITS

6 EpisodesProduced by National Portrait GalleryWebsite

Art, biography, history and identity collide in this podcast from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Join Director Kim Sajet as she chats with artists, historians, and thought leaders about the big and small ways that portraits shape our world.

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Discovering Pocahontas with Paul Chaat Smith

August 13th, 2019

23:04

If the 1995 animated Disney film is your guide, Pocahontas was a free-spirited Native American heroine who sang to the wind. So why is she dressed like European royalty in her painting at the National Portrait Gallery? …

Underwater with Julie Packard and Hope Gangloff

July 30th, 2019

20:25

Julie Packard is a leading ocean conservationist, so when the National Portrait Gallery approached her to sit for a portrait, she had one request: …

On the Beat with Wendy MacNaughton

July 16th, 2019

23:27

You might see her leaning against a building on the street, or sitting across from you on your morning commute, pad in hand. Or, you might not have noticed her at all. Wendy talks about her 'drawn journalism' -- …

Loving with Sheryll Cashin

July 2nd, 2019

22:53

When author Sheryll Cashin looks at a photograph of Mildred Loving, she doesn't just see a woman who went to the Supreme Court to strike down a ban on interracial marriage. She sees a complicated person, struggling …

Lopsided with Jill Lepore

June 17th, 2019

21:17

If you were a man with property in the 19th century, there's a good chance you sat for a portrait at some point. If you were an enslaved person, a Native American, or an immigrant, there's a good chance you did not. …

Coming Soon: Portraits

June 4th, 2019

1:57

Art, biography, history and identity collide in this podcast from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, launching on June 18, 2019. Join …

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