The American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series offers a highly original approach to art and portraiture. This series pairs great works of art with leading figures of contemporary American culture. The series director is Adam Goodheart, director of the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College. On April 26, cartoonist Roz Chast speaks about Charles Addams’s "Boiling Oil."
American Pictures is made possible though the pioneering partnership among Washington College, the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
The event takes place in the museums’ Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, and begins at 4:30 pm, with doors opening at 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public; tickets will be released at 3:30 pm at the G Street lobby information desk on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information please visit http://starrcenter.washcoll.edu
Official Website: http://npg.si.edu
Added by npg on March 24, 2009