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. 

The first season of Portraits began on June 18 with episodes featuring Jill Lepore, Sheryll Cashin and Wendy McNaughton.  Coming on July 30, Kim interviews ocean conservationist, Julie Packard along with her portraitist, Hope Gangloff.  In August, curator and author, Paul Chaat Smith will discuss Pocahontas and what we know (and think we know) about this iconic figure.  Cokie Roberts joins Kim later in the month to consider five portraits of five First Ladies who have influenced United States far beyond their preferences in tableware and drapes.

Episodes are scheduled through October 22.