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Face-to-Face Podcasts

Face-to-Face is a podcast series from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Listen to Face-to-Face portrait talks, interviews with artists, and lectures from the museum. Face-to-Face portrait talks occur every Thursday at 6pm, in the museum. For more, see the Face-to-Face blog at: http://face2face.si.edu/

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Penny Colman, author talk
June 24, 2011


"Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World" -- author Penny Colman discusses her book. Recorded at NPG, May 17, 2011




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Roger DiSilvestro, author talk
June 20, 2011


Bill and Melinda Gates portrait -- discussion by artist Jon Friedman. Recorded at NPG, May 17, 2011




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Roger DiSilvestro, author talk
June 17, 2011


"Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands: A Young Politician's Quest for Recovery in the American West" -- author Roger DiSilvestro discusses his book. Recorded at NPG, June 8, 2011




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Varina H. Davis portrait, Face-to-Face talk
June 15, 2011


Margaret Vining, National Museum of American History curator, talks about Varina H. Davis (1826-1906), first lady of the Confederacy. NPG, March 24, 2011.




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A Conversation with Andrew Young
May 23, 2011


Ambassador Andrew Young, joined by his longtime friend Jack H. Watson Jr., discusses his role in the American Civil Rights movement. Recorded at NPG, April 30, 2011.




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Exhibit lighting and Alexander Calder's wire portraits
May 18, 2011


Alex Cooper, NPG lighting designer, on lighting the exhibition "Calder's Portraits: A New Language."Recorded at NPG, May 5, 2011.




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Howard Means, author talk
May 13, 2011


Author Howard Means on Johnny Appleseed: The Man, the Myth, the American Story. Recorded at NPG, May 11, 2011.




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William T. Sherman portrait, Face-to-Face talk
May 09, 2011


Trevor Plante, chief of Reference at the National Archives, talks about Union General William T. Sherman. Recorded at NPG, April 28, 2011.




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Adam Goodheart, author talk
May 03, 2011


Discussion of 1861: The Civil War Awakening by author Adam Goodheart. Recorded at NPG, April 23, 2011.




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Kate Millett portrait, Face-to-Face talk
April 25, 2011


Carolyn Carr, chief curator and deputy director of NPG, discusses a portrait of Kate Millett by portrait by Alice Neel. Recorded at NPG, October 28, 2011.




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Keith Waters, author talk
April 21, 2011


The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68 discussion by author Keith Waters. Recorded at NPG, April 20, 2011.




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Juliette Gordon Low portrait, Face-to-Face talk
April 15, 2011


Geri Provost-Lyons, Education specialist, discusses Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. Recorded at NPG, March 10, 2011.




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Patti Smith, author talk
March 15, 2011


Patti Smith on "Just Kids," her National Book Award-Winning memoir. Recorded at NPG, December 11, 2010.





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Katharine Graham exhibition, Face-to-Face talk,
March 10, 2011


Amy Henderson, historian at NPG, discusses newspaper publisher Katharine Graham. Recorded at NPG, March 3, 2011.



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Michael Jordan portrait, Face-to-Face talk
March 01, 2011


David C Ward, historian at NPG, discusses the "Wings" Nike poster of Michael Jordan, by Gary Nolton. Recorded at NPG, March 10, 2011.



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Edward G. Lengel, author talk
February 25, 2011


Historian Edward G. Lengel discusses his new book Inventing George Washington: America's Founder, in Myth and Memory. Recorded at NPG, February 16, 2011."



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Hart Crane portrait by Marsden Hartley, Face-to-Face talk
January 11, 2011


David C. Ward, historian and co-curator of "Hide/Seek," discusses Marsden Hartley's portrait of Hart Crane titled Eight Bells Folly: Memorial to Hart Crane. Recorded at NPG, January 6, 2011."

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Michael Jackson portrait, Face-to-Face talk
January 7, 2011


Warren Perry, researcher at NPG, discusses Andy Warhol's portrait of Michael Jackson. Recorded at NPG, October 14, 2010.

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"hide/SPEAK" Panel Discussion at DCJCC
December 30, 2010


A conversation with David C. Ward, co-curator of "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture." Presented by the Washington DC Jewish Community Center in collaboration with Catherine V. Dawson and Transformer. David C. Ward in conversation with Tyler Green editor and writer of Modern Art Notes; Victoria Reis, co-founder of Transformer; and Dafna Steinberg, artist and director of Ann Loeb Bronfmann Gallery at Washington DCJCC. Recorded at DCJCC, December 20, 2010.

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John Kascht, artist talk
December 15, 2010


Caricature artist John Kascht discusses his portraits of Alan Greenspan and Warren Buffett that are currently on view in the exhibition "Twentieth Century Americans." Recorded at NPG, December 11, 2010.

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Steven Weisman, author talk
December 10, 2010


Steven Weisman discusses his book Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary. Recorded at NPG, December 8, 2010.


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Oveta Culp Hobby portrait, Face-to-Face talk
November 29, 2010


Claire Kelly, assistant director of exhibitions and collections management at NPG, discusses Ernest Hamlin Baker's portrait of Oveta Culp Hobby. Recorded at NPG, October 28, 2010.


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Charles Schulz, portrait presentation
November 24, 2010


A portrait of Charles Schulz by photographer Yousuf Karsh was presented to the National Portrait Gallery in a ceremony, October 1, 2010.


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Jack Pierson, artist talk
November 16, 2010


Jack Pierson discusses his self-portraits on view in "Difference and Desire in American Portraiture." Recorded at NPG, November 7, 2010.




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Barry Goldwater, Face-to-Face talk
November 04, 2010


Martin Sullivan, director of NPG, discusses Bernard Safran's portrait of Barry Goldwater. Recorded at NPG, October 7, 2010.




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Thomas Jefferson portrait by Mather Brown, Face-to-Face talk
August 24, 2010


Brandon Fortune, curator at NPG, discusses Mather Brown's portrait of Thomas Jefferson. Recorded at NPG, July, 22, 2010.




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Bill Clinton portrait by Chuck Close, Face-to-Face talk
July 12, 2010


Wendy Wick Reaves, curator at NPG, discusses Chuck Close's portrait of Bill Clinton. Recorded at NPG, June 24, 2010.




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Lecture by David Hackett Fischer, cultural historian
July 6, 2010


David Hackett Fischer, cultural historian, spoke on Emmanuel Leutze's iconic painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Recorded at NPG, May 1, 2010.




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Jim Torok self-portrait, Face-to-Face talk
June 29, 2010


Anne Goodyear, curator at NPG, discusses Jim Torok's self-portrait featured in "Portraiture Now: Communities." Recorded at NPG, June 3, 2010.




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John Wayne portrait, Face-to-Face talk
June 25, 2010


Amy Henderson, historian at NPG, discusses John Wayne. Recorded at NPG, June 17, 2010.




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Lecture by Jules Feiffer, cartoonist, screenwriter, and playwright
June 08, 2010


Cartoonist Jules Feiffer discusses a photograph of Fred Astaire by Bob Landy. Recorded at NPG, April 17, 2010.


Image: Bob Landry, Fred Astaire in "Puttin’ on the Ritz," 1945, Time & Life Pictures

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Mark Twain, Face-to-Face talk
June 4, 2010


Frank Goodyear, curator at NPG, discusses Mark Twain. Recorded at NPG, May 27, 2010.



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Stonewall Jackson portrait, Face-to-Face talk
June 2, 2010


David Ward, historian at NPG, discusses Stonewall Jackson. Recorded at NPG, May 20, 2010.



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Elvis in the army, Face-to-Face talk
May 28, 2010


Warren Perry, curator of "Echoes of Elvis," discusses Elvis's time in the army and his portrait by Howard Finster. Recorded at NPG, May 6, 2010.



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Lena Horne, Face-to-Face talk
May 11, 2010


Ann Shumard, curator at NPG, discusses Lena Horne and her portrait by Florence Homolka Recorded at NPG, April 29, 2010.



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Lecture by James McPherson, Civil War Historian
May 3, 2010


In this American Pictures lecture, Historian James McPherson discusses Alexander Gardner's photograph "Confederate Dead by a Fence on the Hagerstown Road, Antietam." Recorded at NPG, April 10, 2010.



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1960s San Francisco rock groups, Face-to-Face talk
April 28, 2010


Amy Baskette, curatorial assistant at NPG, discusses a 1967 photograph of the Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company, by Irving Penn. Recorded at NPG, April 22, 2010.



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Elvis Presley portrait, Face-to-Face talk.
April 21, 2010


Warren Perry, curator of "Echoes of Elvis" discusses a portrait of Elvis Presley by Red Grooms. Recorded at NPG April 8, 2010.



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Gertrude Stein portrait, Face-to-Face talk.
April 6, 2010


Wendy Wick Reaves, curator at NPG, discusses Gertrude Stein and her portrait by Jo Davidson. Recorded at NPG, March 25, 2010.



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Julia Child portrait, Face-to-Face talk
March 25, 2010


Rayna Green, curator at the National Museum of American History, discusses Julia Child and her portrait by David Martin. Recorded at NPG, March 18, 2010



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Lecture on Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Historic Preservation and Architecture
March 19, 2010


A discussion with David Childs, architect; Richard Moe, President, National Trust for Historic Preservation; Robert A. Peck, Commissioner, Public Buildings Service; and Ashton Hawkins, Former Executive Vice President and Counsel to the Trustees, Metropolitan Museum of Art (Hawkins' remarks not included because of technical issues). Recorded at NPG March 5, 2010.



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Katharine Hepburn's four Oscars and portrait, Face-to-Face talk
March 15, 2010


Amy Henderson, historian at NPG, discusses Katharine Hepburn's four Oscars and her portrait by Everett Raymond Kinstler. Recorded at NPG March 11, 2010


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Clement Greenberg portrait, Face-to-Face talk
March 10, 2010


David Ward, historian at NPG, discusses a portrait of art critic Clement Greenberg by René Bouché. Recorded at NPG, March 4, 2010.


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Thurgood Marshall portrait, Face-to-Face talk
March 2, 2010


L. Michael Seidman, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and a former clerk of Justice Marshall's, discusses a portrait of Thurgood Marshall by Betsy Graves Reyneau. Recorded at NPG, February 25, 2010.


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Booker T. Washington portrait, Face-to-Face talk
February 24, 2010


James Barber, historian at NPG, discusses Booker T. Washington. Recorded at February 17, 2010.


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Frederick Douglass portrait, Face-to-Face talk
February 18, 2010


Rose Weiss and Braden Paynter of the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, discuss a portrait of Frederick Douglass. Recorded at NPG, February 4, 2010.


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Zitkala-Ša portrait, Face-to-Face talk
February 16, 2010


Francis Flavin, historian at the U.S. Department of the Interior, discusses Zitkala-Ša, Native American writer and educator. Recorded at NPG, October 29, 2009.


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Memphis radio deejay George Klein discusses Elvis Presley
January 28, 2010


George Klein, author of "Elvis: My Best Man" speaks about Elvis Presley. Recorded at NPG, January 23, 2010.


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Elvis Presley and Richard Nixon, Face-to-Face talk
January 25, 2010


Jason Schultz, archivist at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, speaks about Richard Nixon and Elvis. Recorded at NPG, January 21, 2010.


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Elvis Presley sculpture, Face-to-Face talk
January 20, 2010


Warren Perry, curator of the "Echoes of Elvis" exhibit, discusses a sculpture of Elvis Presley by Robert Arneson. Recorded at NPG, January 14, 2010.

Art © Estate of Robert Arneson / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY


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Ralph Wolfe Cowan, artist interview
January 8, 2010


Interview with artist Ralph Wolfe Cowan, creator of the portrait of Elvis Presley on view at the National Portrait Gallery, in the "One Life: Echoes of Elvis" exhibition. Interview by "Echoes of Elvis" curator Warren Perry. Recorded at NPG, May 27, 2009.


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Sarah, David portrait by photographer Yolanda del Amo, Face-to-Face talk
December 31, 2009


Carolyn Carr, deputy director of the National Portrait Gallery, discusses the photograph "Sarah, David" by artist Yolanda del Amo . She also discussed the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.


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Joshua A. Norton, Face-to-Face talk
December 8, 2009


Maya Foo, researcher at NPG, discusses Joshua A. Norton. Recorded at NPG, October 8, 2009.


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Domingo Ghirardelli portrait, Face-to-Face talk
December 1, 2009


Ann Shumard, curator of photographs at NPG, discusses Domingo Ghirardelli (of chocolate fame). Recorded at NPG, October 22, 2009.


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The Chinese experience in the 19th century American West, Face-to-Face talk
November 25, 2009


Franklin Odo, Director of the Smithsonian's APA program, discusses the Chinese experience in the 19th century American West. Recorded at NPG, October 15, 2009.


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John Singleton Copley's self portrait, Face-to-Face talk
October 19, 2009


Liz Rideal, of London's National Portrait Gallery, discusses John Singleton Copley's self portrait on display in the exhibition "American Origins." Recorded at NPG, September 10, 2009.


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Martin Schoeller, gallery talk
October 13, 2009


Photographer Martin Schoeller discusses his work on display in "Portraiture Now: Feature Photography." Recorded at NPG, September 26, 2009.


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Red Cloud portrait, Face-to-Face talk
October 7, 2009


Frank Goodyear, associate curator of photographs at NPG, discusses a portrait of Red Cloud by by Charles M. Bell, on view at the National Portrait Gallery in the exhibition "Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits of the American West." Recorded at NPG, October 2, 2009.


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Woodrow Wilson portrait, Face-to-Face talk
October 5, 2009


Frank Aucella, executive director at the Woodrow Wilson House, discusses a portrait of Wilson by John Christen Johansen, on view at the National Portrait Gallery in the exhibition "America's Presidents." Recorded at NPG September 24, 2009.


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Calvin Tomkins on Marcel Duchamp
September 30, 2009


A conversation with New Yorker art critic Calvin Tomkins on Marcel Duchamp. He is interviewed by Anne Goodyear, associate curator of prints and drawings at NPG. Recorded at NPG June 20, 2009.


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Tommy Lasorda, Portrait Dedication Ceremony
September 23, 2009


Featuring remarks from Tommy Lasorda, Bud Selig, and artist Everett Raymond Kinstler. Recorded at NPG, September 23, 2009.


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Albert Einstein portrait, Face-to-Face talk
September 4, 2009


David Ward, historian at the National Portrait Gallery, discusses a portrait of Albert Einstein by Max Westfield, on view at the National Portrait Gallery in the exhibition "Twentieth Century Americans." Recorded at NPG, September 3, 2009.


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Thomas Jefferson portrait, Face-to-Face talk
August 26, 2009


Chrysanthe Broikos, curator at the National Building Museum, discusses a portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Mather Brown,on view at the National Portrait Gallery in the exhibition "America's Presidents." Recorded at NPG, July 30 2009.


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Andrew Jackson portrait, Face-to-Face talk
August 20, 2009


Sid Hart, senior historian at NPG, discusses a portrait of Andrew Jackson by Ralph E. W. Earl,on view at the National Portrait Gallery in the exhibition "America's Presidents." Recorded at NPG July 23, 2009.


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Ray Beldner, gallery talk
July 28, 2009


Artist Ray Beldner discusses his work on display in "Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture." Recorded at NPG July 25, 2009.


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Margaret Sanger portrait, Face-to-Face talk
July 13, 2009


NPG director Martin Sullivan discusses a scupture of Margaret Sanger by Joy Buba, on view at the National Portrait Gallery in the exhibition "20th Century Americans." Recorded at NPG July 9, 2009.


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George Washington portrait, Face-to-Face talk
July 8, 2009


Laura Simo of Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, discusses a portrait of George Washington by Robert Edge Pine, on view in the exhibition "America's Presidents." Recorded at NPG July 2, 2009.


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Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 3 leads by artist Brian O'Doherty, Face-to-Face talk
July 7, 2009


James McManus, professor of art history, California State University, Chico, discusses Brian O' Doherty's work Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 3 leads on view in the exhibition "Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture." Recorded at NPG June 25, 2009.


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Marcel Duchamp's "Wanted" poster, Face-to-Face talk
June 15, 2009


Jennifer Quick, research assistant at NPG, discusses Marcel Duchamp's Wanted: $2,000 Reward, on view in the exhibition "Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture"

Recorded at NPG June 11, 2009.


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Isabel Bishop, Face-to-Face talk
June 10, 2009


Wendy Wick Reaves, curator of prints and drawings, discusses two self-portraits by Isabel Bishop in the NPG's exhibition "Reflections/Refractions."

Recorded at NPG June 5, 2009.


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Susan Miller-Havens, artist interview
June 3, 2009


Interview with artist Susan Miller-Havens, creator of the portrait of Carlton Fisk on view at the National Portrait Gallery, in the "Champions" exhibition. Interview by NPG senior historian Sid Hart. Recorded at NPG May 8, 2009.


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Lyndon Johnson, Face-to-Face talk
May 28, 2009


Rachael Penman, of the National Museum of Crime and Punishment, discusses images of Lyndon Johnson on view in the NPG's exhibition "Presidents in Waiting." Recorded at NPG, May 21, 2009.


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Steve Pyke, gallery talk
May 21, 2009


Photographer Steve Pyke discusses his work on display in "Portraiture Now: Feature Photography." Recorded at NPG, May 2, 2009.


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Thomas Jefferson portrait, Face-to-Face talk
May 14, 2009


Sid Hart, senior historian at NPG, discusses a portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Charles Willson Pealee. Recorded at NPG, May 7, 2009.


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David Lenz, artist interview
May 9, 2009


Interview with artist David Lenz, creator of the newly unveiled portrait of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Interview by NPG curator Brandon Fortune. Recorded at NPG, May 8, 2009.


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Eunice Kennedy Shriver portrait dedication ceremony
May 9, 2009


The unveiling of Eunice Kennedy Shriver's portrait, featuring remarks from Bobby Shriver and artist David Lenz. Recorded at NPG, May 9, 2009.


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Eudora Welty portrait, Face-to-Face talk
May 6, 2009


Warren Perry, researcher at NPG, discusses a portrait of Eudora Welty by Mildred Nungester Wolfe. Recorded at NPG, April 30, 2009.


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Ronald Reagan portrait, Face-to-Face talk
May 4, 2009

Sid Hart, senior historian at NPG, discusses Ronald Reagan. Recorded at NPG, April 16, 2009.


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Tony Bennett's portrait of Duke Ellington, unveiling ceremony
April 29, 2009


Tony Bennett and Martin Sullivan, director of the National Portrait Gallery, speak at the dedication of Bennet's portrait of Duke Ellington Recorded at NPG, April 29, 2009.


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Alec Soth, gallery talk
April 21, 2009


Photographer Alec Soth discusses his work on display in "Portraiture Now: Feature Photography." Recorded at NPG, April 19, 2009.


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Mark Twain portrait, Face-to-Face talk
April 20, 2009


Ben Click, Professor at St. Mary's College, discusses a portrait of Mark Twain by John White Alexander. Recorded at NPG, April 16, 2009.


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Samuel Morse portrait, Face to Face talk
April 16, 2009

Ann Shumard, curator of photographs at NPG, discusses a piece of daguerreian jewelry containing a portrait Samuel Morse. Recorded at NPG, April 9, 2009.


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Toni Morrison portrait, Face-to-Face talk
April 3, 2009

NPG researcher Warren Perry discusses a portrait of Toni Morrison by Robert McCurdy. Recorded at NPG, April 2, 2009.


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Mary Todd Lincoln and Abraham Lincoln portrait, Face-to-Face talk
April 1, 2009

Erin Carlson Mast, curator at Lincoln's Cottage, discusses Mary Todd Lincoln. Recorded at NPG, March 26, 2009.


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Lady Bird Johnson portrait, Face-to-Face talk
March 31. 2009

The NPG's Amy Baskette discusses a portrait of Lady Bird Johnson by Boris Artzybasheff. Recorded at NPG, March 12, 2009.


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Martha Washington portrait, Face-to-Face talk
March 23, 2009

Sid Hart, senior historian at NPG, discusses a portrait of Martha Washington by Gilbert Stuart. Recorded at NPG, March 19, 2009.


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Dolley Madison portrait, Face-to-Face talk
March 6, 2009

Ellen Miles, curator of painting and sculpture at NPG, discusses a portrait of Dolley Madison by William Elwell, Recorded at NPG, March 5, 2009.


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Ornette Coleman portrait, Face-to-Face talk


Reuben Jackson, archivist at the National Museum of American History, discusses Ornette Coleman. Recorded at NPG, February 19, 2009.


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Thelonious Monk portrait, Face-to-Face talk
Februrary 24, 2009

NPG historian Jim Barber discusses a portrait of Thelonious Monk by Boris Chaliapin. Recorded at NPG, February 19, 2009.


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Maria Callas portrait, Face-to-Face talk
Februrary 24, 2009

The NPG's Lauren Johnson discusses a portrait of Maria Callas by Henry Koerner. Recorded at NPG, February 12, 2009.


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Bette Midler portrait, Face-to-Face talk
Februrary 6, 2009

NPG researcher Maya Foo discusses a portrait of Bette Midler by artist Richard Amsel. Recorded at NPG, February 18, 2009.


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Michael J. Fox portrait, Face-to-Face talk
January 30, 2009

NPG curator Ann Schumard discusses a portrait of Michael J. Fox by photographer Steve Pyke. Recorded at NPG, January 29, 2009.


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Portrait by Alec Soth, Face-to-Face talk
January 27, 2009

NPG curator Brandon Fortune discusses a portrait by Alec Soth. The photograph - titled Adelyn, Ash Wednesday, New Orleans, Louisiana - was taken by Soth in New Orleans, while he was working on his book Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004). Recorded at NPG, January 22, 2009.


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Shepard Fairey, artist interview
January 17, 2009

Interview with artist Shepard Fairey, creator of the Barack Obama "Hope" poster. Interview by NPG curator Wendy Wick Reaves. Recorded at NPG, January 17, 2009.


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Ryan McGinley self-portrait, Face-to-Face talk
January 16, 2009

NPG curator Frank Goodyear discusses a self-portrait of Ryan McGinley. Recorded at NPG, January 15, 2009


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"Four Indian Kings," Face-to-Face portrait talk
January 13, 2009

NPG director Martin Sullivan discusses portraits from the exhibition "Four Indian Kings." Recorded at NPG, November 6, 2008


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Cindy Sherman portrait, Face-to-Face talk
Friday, January 09, 2009

NPG curator Anne Goodyear discusses a portrait of Cindy Sherman by photographer Martin Schoeller. Recorded at NPG, January 8, 2009.


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Elvis Presley portrait, Face-to-Face talk
Thursday, January 08, 200

NPG researcher Warren Perry discusses a portrait of Elvis Presley by Ralph Wolfe Cowan. Recorded at NPG, January 8, 2009.


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Barack Obama portrait, interview with the NPG's Carolyn Carr
Wednesday, December 31, 2008

NPG deputy director Carolyn Carr discusses the aquisition of the Barack Obama "Hope" poster by Shepard Fairey. Interview by NPG's Warren Perry. Recorded at NPG, January, 2009.


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Barack Obama portrait, Face-to-Face talk
Wednesday, January 07, 2009

NPG curator Anne Goodyear discusses a portrait of Barack Obama by photographer Martin Schoeller. Recorded at NPG, December 18, 2008.


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Aleksander Titovets, artist interview
Friday, December 19, 2008

Aleksander Titovets, the artist who painted Laura Bush's portrait. Interview by Warren Perry and Benjamin Bloom. Recorded at NPG, December 19, 2008.


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Robert Anderson, artist interview
Friday, December 19, 2008

Robert Anderson, the artist who George W. Bush's presidential portrait. Interview by Warren Perry. Recorded at NPG, December 19, 2008.


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George W. Bush and Laura Bush, presidential portait unveiling ceremony
Friday, December 19, 2008

George W. Bush and Laura Bush, presidential portait unveiling ceremony. Recorded at NPG, December 19, 2008.


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