Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of The United States
This event is presented by Penn Alumni and is part of the Global Discovery - A Faculty Lecture Series.
Join Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, Class of 1940 Bicentennial Term Professor in the History of Art Department, for a discussion of the largest exhibition ever of portraits of First Ladies, currently on view at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. It is the first major exhibition to explore the historical significance of this prominent position through the mode of portraiture. The exhibition will span nearly 250 years and will feature more than 60 portraits of the First Ladies, alongside related ephemera including iconic dresses.
The Global Discovery webinar series is co-sponsored by Penn Alumni Travel and Penn Alumni Education. Explore the world virtually, both far and near, with Penn faculty members and your fellow alumni community. Each live, interactive lecture features Penn professors sharing new and innovative research on a variety of topics. Participants will have the opportunity to ask in-depth questions and are sure to learn something new in each one hour session.