The National Portrait Gallery is pleased to announce Maggie Cao, David G. Frey Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Jillian Vaum Rothschild, PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, were the featured participants of the inaugural Scholar Day on September 6, 2019. They received critical, constructive feedback on their pre-circulated, unpublished papers during an in-person workshop with members of the Portrait Gallery’s history and curatorial departments, and invited specialists. The aim of Scholar Day is to encourage research and writing that enriches the field of portraiture and visual biography.
A biennial event, Scholar Day is presented by PORTAL = Portraiture + Analysis, the National Portrait Gallery’s Scholarly Center. The next call for papers will take place in 2021.