Join the National Portrait Gallery for a slam poetry event exploring the impact of US expansion. Presented in conjunction with our exhibition “1898: U.S. Imperial Visions and Revisions,” this event centers poets with connections to the lands that the United States claimed sovereignty or influence over in the late 19th century. These artists will explore the history and impact of U.S. imperialism from their distinct social, political and cultural perspectives. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Portrait Gallery strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. If you have questions about the accessibility of this program, or if you would like to request real-time captioning (CART), sign language interpretation, or any other accommodations, please contact [email protected]. Two weeks’ advance notice is appreciated for requesting accommodations.

Image Credit: W.E.B. DuBois by James E. Purdy (1859–1933)1907Gelatin silver print14.2 × 9.9 cm (5 9/16 × 3 7/8 in.)National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

Add to Calendar 20240208 America/New_York 8th and G Streets NW Washington DC 20001 1898 Revisions Poetry Slam