Portraits: A Podcast from the National Portrait Gallery

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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.

Season 1: Episodes


The first season of Portraits will begin on June 18 with Kim and historian, Jill Lepore chatting about Ida B. Wells and Jane Franklin. Episode 2 will feature Georgetown Law professor and author, Sheryll Cashin and later in July, Kim will be joined by artist Wendy McNaughton as they discuss the role of the artist and the subject. Episodes are scheduled through October 22, so please come along on our portrait journey.