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National Portrait Gallery
PORTRAITS
Art, biography, history and identity collide in this podcast from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Join Director Kim Sajet as she chats with artists, historians, and thought leaders about the big and small ways that portraits shape our world.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.7 stars from 121 ratings
One of my favorites.
I always look forward to this podcast! Educational, interesting, fun, & well made. I recommend it to everyone!
westover08 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/03/20
Level playing field for blind
Love everything about this. Smart, interesting, accessible. Delightful host and guests. Lets me see with my imagination what my eyes cannot . Thanks so much!
JennRoth via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/04/20
So good
Love the ep about the JFK portrait
driven2review via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/26/20
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