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The Obama Portraits in the Context of Contemporary Portraiture

March 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$5.00 – $7.00

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO ILLNESS – please check back or watch the Museum’s social media for new date and time.



The unveiling of the Obama portraits in February 2018 transformed the National Portrait Gallery’s attendance. Leading up to the unveiling, Portrait Gallery curators and historians were already working on exhibitions and programming that would increase the museum’s relevance in today’s world. Crucial to this work is a focus on expanding the narratives told in museum spaces and opening way for new stories to be told. Dorothy Moss, curator of painting and sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery and coordinating curator of the Smithsonian Women’s History Initiative, will discuss the impact of the Obama portraits placing them in context of the National Portrait Gallery’s ongoing work alongside leading contemporary artists.

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No refunds for programs $20 and under, Broadway bus trips, or Christmastime Teas after transaction is complete.*
Refunds for programs over $20 are subject to a $20 cancellation fee.
Refunds (less $20 fee) are offered for cancellations made prior to a program’s noted refund date. Programs without a refund date can be cancelled one hour prior to event. No refunds after program takes place.
Unfortunately, program payments cannot be transferred to other programs after transaction is complete.
*Programs purchased in a bundle (several programs on one transaction) must be cancelled as a bundle to receive any refund.
(updated February 2019)


March 30, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5.00 – $7.00
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Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Florence Griswold
(860) 434-5542
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