Tuesday, July 16, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

F Street Lobby
Join Charlotte Ickes and Saisha Grayson, curators of time-based media at the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for a gallery talk on Isaac Julien’s Lessons of the Hour. See how Julien combines period reenactments with contemporary footage to bring Frederick Douglass’s words to bear on the present. Then, learn how the two museums co-acquired this five-channel film installation and why it is relevant to both collections. Free – Registration Encouraged.

Add to Calendar 20240716 America/New_York 8th and G Streets NW Washington DC 20001 “Lessons of the Hour” Gallery Talk