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Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery

Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Face-to-Face is a podcast series from the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Listen to Face-to-Face portrait talks, interviews with artists, and lectures from the museum. Face-to-Face portrait talks occur every Thursday at 6pm, in the museum. For more, see the Face-to-Face blog at http://face2face.si.edu/ and the National Portrait Gallery's website at http://npg.si.edu/

Latest Episodes

Ronald Sherr, artist talk

General Colin Powell's portrait, by artist Ronald Sherr, was unveiled and added to the National Portrait Gallery collection on December 2, 2012. Sherr discussed his portrait in this gallery talk, December 3, 2012. Ronald Sherr painted the National Portrait Gallery's recently unveiled portrait of General Colin Powell and is also responsible for the gallery's portrait of President George H. W. Bush, acquired in 1995. Sherr's portrait of Powell is no small work--it measures 92 1/2 by 51 3/4 inches; the artist portrays the general standing in front of Theodore Roosevelt Hall at the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington D. C. Though Sherr resides in Hong Kong, the painting was completed during several life sittings and with the aid of photographs taken by the artist. General Powell noted of the work, "People will be coming to the National Portrait Gallery and seeing this picture of me, but what they will be seeing is Ron's artistry and his brilliance." View the unveiling of t...

52 min2013 JAN 2
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Ronald Sherr, artist talk

General Colin Powell, portrait unveiling ceremony and interview with NPR's Michele Norris

General Colin Powell's portrait, by artist Ronald Sherr, was unveiled and added to the National Portrait Gallery collection on December 2, 2012. Powell was interviewed by NPR's Michele Norris as part of the ceremony. Speaking, in order of appearance: Wendy Wick Reaves, interim director of the National Portrait Gallery; Jack Watson, chair of the National Portrait Gallery's commission; artist Ronald Sherr; NPR's Michele Norris, and General Colin Powell. Recorded at NPG, December 2, 2012. Image: Gen. Colin Powell / Ronald N. Sherr / Oil on canvas, 2012 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; supported by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and by the Marc Pachter Commissioning Fund

46 min2012 DEC 18
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General Colin Powell, portrait unveiling ceremony and interview with NPR's Michele Norris

Harlow Unger, author talk

"John Quincy Adams" -- author Harlow Unger discusses his book. Recorded at NPG, September 30, 2012.

30 min2012 OCT 3
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Harlow Unger, author talk

Charles Willson Peale self-portrait, Face-to-Face talk

Charles Willson Peale self-portrait, Face-to-Face talk -- David Ward, historian at NPG, talks about artist Charles Willson Peale. Recorded at NPG, October 27, 2011. Image: Charles Willson Peale Self-Portrait / Oil on canvas, c. 1791 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee

20 min2012 AUG 1
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Charles Willson Peale self-portrait, Face-to-Face talk

A Conversation with Alice Waters

A Conversation with Alice Waters: Chef Jose Andres interviews Alice Waters, activist, author, and chef. Introductions by Martin Sullivan, director of the NPG, and Jack Watson, chairman of the NPG board. On January 20, 2012, The National Portrait Gallery celebrated its newest acquisition with a reception featuring renowned chef Alice Waters and some of the Washington region's most acclaimed masters of the kitchen. A portrait of Alice Waters, by Dave Woody, winner of the NPG's 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition (OBPC), was installed that evening. Recorded at NPG, January 20, 2012. Image: Alice Waters / Dave Woody / Pigment print, 2010 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the Marc Pachter Commissioning Fund as part of the first prize, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009

49 min2012 JUL 30
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A Conversation with Alice Waters

Vernon Jordan, Living Self-Portrait

Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan was interviewed at a public event at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Jordan was interviewed by Marc Pachter, former NPG director. Recorded at NPG, April 9, 2012.

76 min2012 JUL 7
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Vernon Jordan, Living Self-Portrait

John Carlos, author talk

The John Carlos Story" -- olympian John Carlos discusses his memoir. Introduction by writer Dave Zirin. Dave Zirin and John Wesley Carlos discuss and sign copies of "The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World." Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos.

40 min2011 DEC 19
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John Carlos, author talk

Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt3)

Portraits of astronauts John Glenn, Bob Crippin and John Young, by Henry Casselli -- the artist discusses his work. Image: John Glenn / Henry C. Casselli, Jr. / Graphite and watercolor on paper, 1998 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Taylor Energy Company LLC

21 min2011 DEC 1
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Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt3)

Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt2)

Portrait of Ronald Reagan by Henry Casselli -- the artist discusses his work. Recorded at NPG, September 24, 2010. Image: Ronald Wilson Reagan / Henry C. Casselli, Jr. / Oil on canvas, 1989 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Herman Chanen, Tom Chauncey and other Friends, Copyright Henry C. Casselli, Jr.

21 min2011 NOV 29
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Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt2)

Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt1)

Portrait of Muhammad Ali by Henry Casseli -- the artist discusses his work. Recorded at NPG, September 24, 2010. Image: Muhammad Ali / Henry C. Casselli, Jr. / Oil on canvas, 1981 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Sig Rogich Family Trust

15 min2011 NOV 28
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Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt1)

Latest Episodes

Ronald Sherr, artist talk

General Colin Powell's portrait, by artist Ronald Sherr, was unveiled and added to the National Portrait Gallery collection on December 2, 2012. Sherr discussed his portrait in this gallery talk, December 3, 2012. Ronald Sherr painted the National Portrait Gallery's recently unveiled portrait of General Colin Powell and is also responsible for the gallery's portrait of President George H. W. Bush, acquired in 1995. Sherr's portrait of Powell is no small work--it measures 92 1/2 by 51 3/4 inches; the artist portrays the general standing in front of Theodore Roosevelt Hall at the National War College at Fort McNair in Washington D. C. Though Sherr resides in Hong Kong, the painting was completed during several life sittings and with the aid of photographs taken by the artist. General Powell noted of the work, "People will be coming to the National Portrait Gallery and seeing this picture of me, but what they will be seeing is Ron's artistry and his brilliance." View the unveiling of t...

52 min2013 JAN 2
Comments
Ronald Sherr, artist talk

General Colin Powell, portrait unveiling ceremony and interview with NPR's Michele Norris

General Colin Powell's portrait, by artist Ronald Sherr, was unveiled and added to the National Portrait Gallery collection on December 2, 2012. Powell was interviewed by NPR's Michele Norris as part of the ceremony. Speaking, in order of appearance: Wendy Wick Reaves, interim director of the National Portrait Gallery; Jack Watson, chair of the National Portrait Gallery's commission; artist Ronald Sherr; NPR's Michele Norris, and General Colin Powell. Recorded at NPG, December 2, 2012. Image: Gen. Colin Powell / Ronald N. Sherr / Oil on canvas, 2012 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; supported by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and by the Marc Pachter Commissioning Fund

46 min2012 DEC 18
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General Colin Powell, portrait unveiling ceremony and interview with NPR's Michele Norris

Harlow Unger, author talk

"John Quincy Adams" -- author Harlow Unger discusses his book. Recorded at NPG, September 30, 2012.

30 min2012 OCT 3
Comments
Harlow Unger, author talk

Charles Willson Peale self-portrait, Face-to-Face talk

Charles Willson Peale self-portrait, Face-to-Face talk -- David Ward, historian at NPG, talks about artist Charles Willson Peale. Recorded at NPG, October 27, 2011. Image: Charles Willson Peale Self-Portrait / Oil on canvas, c. 1791 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Frame conserved with funds from the Smithsonian Women's Committee

20 min2012 AUG 1
Comments
Charles Willson Peale self-portrait, Face-to-Face talk

A Conversation with Alice Waters

A Conversation with Alice Waters: Chef Jose Andres interviews Alice Waters, activist, author, and chef. Introductions by Martin Sullivan, director of the NPG, and Jack Watson, chairman of the NPG board. On January 20, 2012, The National Portrait Gallery celebrated its newest acquisition with a reception featuring renowned chef Alice Waters and some of the Washington region's most acclaimed masters of the kitchen. A portrait of Alice Waters, by Dave Woody, winner of the NPG's 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition (OBPC), was installed that evening. Recorded at NPG, January 20, 2012. Image: Alice Waters / Dave Woody / Pigment print, 2010 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the Marc Pachter Commissioning Fund as part of the first prize, Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2009

49 min2012 JUL 30
Comments
A Conversation with Alice Waters

Vernon Jordan, Living Self-Portrait

Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan was interviewed at a public event at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Jordan was interviewed by Marc Pachter, former NPG director. Recorded at NPG, April 9, 2012.

76 min2012 JUL 7
Comments
Vernon Jordan, Living Self-Portrait

John Carlos, author talk

The John Carlos Story" -- olympian John Carlos discusses his memoir. Introduction by writer Dave Zirin. Dave Zirin and John Wesley Carlos discuss and sign copies of "The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World." Seen around the world, John Carlos and Tommie Smith's Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout. Yet their show of defiance remains one of the most iconic images of Olympic history and the Black Power movement. Here is the remarkable story of one of the men behind the salute, lifelong activist John Carlos.

40 min2011 DEC 19
Comments
John Carlos, author talk

Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt3)

Portraits of astronauts John Glenn, Bob Crippin and John Young, by Henry Casselli -- the artist discusses his work. Image: John Glenn / Henry C. Casselli, Jr. / Graphite and watercolor on paper, 1998 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Taylor Energy Company LLC

21 min2011 DEC 1
Comments
Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt3)

Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt2)

Portrait of Ronald Reagan by Henry Casselli -- the artist discusses his work. Recorded at NPG, September 24, 2010. Image: Ronald Wilson Reagan / Henry C. Casselli, Jr. / Oil on canvas, 1989 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Herman Chanen, Tom Chauncey and other Friends, Copyright Henry C. Casselli, Jr.

21 min2011 NOV 29
Comments
Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt2)

Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt1)

Portrait of Muhammad Ali by Henry Casseli -- the artist discusses his work. Recorded at NPG, September 24, 2010. Image: Muhammad Ali / Henry C. Casselli, Jr. / Oil on canvas, 1981 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Sig Rogich Family Trust

15 min2011 NOV 28
Comments
Henry Casselli, artist talk (Pt1)
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