Curator of painting and sculpture Ellen Miles speaks about the portrait of Dolley Madison by William S. Elwell.
Each week, a staff member of the National Portrait Gallery or a special guest speaker brings visitors face-to-face with a portrait by offering an insight into one person. Visitors meet the presenter in the F Street lobby and then walk to the appropriate gallery. The March Face-to-Face talks feature "Ladies, First at the Portrait Gallery."
For more on portraits, see also NPG's Face-to-Face blog
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Added by npg on February 27, 2009