Weekly Virtual Programs for July and August:
Young Portrait Explorers
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. EST
Explore portraits of astronauts and activists, scientists and star athletes—and discover the stories behind them. Join the Portrait Gallery every Tuesday on Instagram Stories for a close look at a featured portrait. Then we’ll dig deeper with some discussion questions and get moving with fun activities on the day’s topic. Download PDF activity guides from the “Visit from Home” page of the Portrait Gallery’s website at npg.si.edu. For children ages 3 and up and their families.
Tuesdays, 5:00 p.m. EST
Online via Zoom
Join us on Zoom for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture. Free—Register at npg.eventbrite.com
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. EST
Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on Facebook Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families.
Drawn to Figures
Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. EST
Discover your inner artist in this online workshop on sketching the human body. On Thursdays at 11:00 a.m., artist Jill Galloway will highlight the techniques and challenges of figure drawing while providing guided instruction and helpful tips. Open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Now available on YouTube.
Fridays, 11:00 a.m. EST
The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via YouTube! Every Friday at 11:00 a.m. on YouTube, we will post a video with a new activity or technique. Grab a family member or a roommate or make a virtual date with a friend to get creative with artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels will enjoy creating art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Now available on YouTube.