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January 20, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
Weekend Events January 20-22: An Evening with Alice Waters, Create Your Own Peacock Room and Dance for the Dying
This weekend, welcome Alice Waters to the National Portrait Gallery, curate your own Peacock Room, and enjoy an acoustic performance from local rock band Dance for the Dying.
January 19, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
At the Portrait Gallery, Historian Amy Henderson Awaits the Presentation of a New Portrait of Chef Alice Waters
January 18, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Watch a documentary about the couple who broke through interracial marriage laws, learn the story behind Dale Chihuly's blanket cylinders and beat the blues with the Andrea Wood Quintet.
January 17, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, take part in the Portrait Gallery's special winter break and celebrate Kwanzaa
December 27, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, see young people's creative works, learn about Gertrude Stein, and have a merry Christmas
December 22, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
The Portrait Gallery's Cultural Historian Amy Henderson discusses the sites and scenes on a walking tour of Washington, D.C.
December 06, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
This week, get a guided tour of a fascinating exhibit, experiment in an interactive forensics lab, hear from a noted author and celebrate Thanksgiving
November 21, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
The Portrait Gallery's Cultural Historian Amy Henderson discusses the museum's vision—to tell America's stories as "visual biography"
November 09, 2011 | By Guest Blogger
The legendary CBS anchorman, born 95 years ago on this day, was the "most trusted" man in America
November 04, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
Events Oct. 31-Nov. 3: Spooky Storytelling, Explore Chile, Lunder Conservation Center, and Sounds of the Dragon
This week, visit a Halloween story session, learn about Chile, get an up-close look at museum conservation, and enjoy a fusion of classical music
October 31, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
View photographer Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' large-format fine-art portraits of leading members of the African American community, along with video interviews of the subjects.
October 28, 2011 | By Jeff Campagna
For all you last-minute costume shoppers, here's this year's list of Smithsonian DIY ideas
October 27, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
National Portrait Gallery curator Brandon Fortune provides some insight to what she and other contest jurors are looking for
October 25, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
With the World Series set to start, see some of the all-time baseball greats in the Institution's collections
October 19, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
A new show at the National Portrait Gallery is a biography told in paintings, sculpture, photography and artifacts about the lives of Gertrude Stein and her partner Alice B. Toklas
October 17, 2011 | By Megan Gambino
This week, come to an interactive art event, discuss life on meteorites, learn about Women in Hong Kong and take in some live jazz
October 17, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
In a new book of poetry, a Smithsonian scholar renders his thoughts on family, nature, celebrity and anonymity
October 11, 2011 | By Beth Py-Lieberman
This week, come to a panel discussion with the Chilean miners, a talk about baseball, and join in an evening of Japanese culture
October 11, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg
On this day in 1849, America lost an innovative, unique and utterly strange literary giant
October 07, 2011 | By Joseph Stromberg