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Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion - Becoming by Michelle Obama

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National Portrait Gallery

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Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion - Becoming by Michelle Obama

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Join staff from the National Portrait Gallery and the DC Public Library for a monthly discussion of portraits and prose. Each month, a Portrait Gallery educator will discuss a portrait from the collection. Following the portrait exploration, a DCPL librarian will lead a discussion of a book related to the image.

On February 19, we will discuss Becoming by Michelle Obama.

The release of Michele Obama's memoir is a perfect chance to connect her official portrait and her life story. The First Lady's new memoir takes readers from her childhood in Chicago to her career as a lawyer and executive to her role at the most famous address in the world. The memoir and the portrait will take you inside the life of the most public of figures as she moves into the next chapter of her life.

Other dates in this series:

December 18, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

January 15, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM - The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory by Julie Checkoway

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

-These are book discussions, the authors are not present.

-This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

-In addition to checking out the books at the DC Public library (links above), the books are also available for purchase in the Portrait Gallery's museum shop.

-Art AfterWords will meet at the National Portrait Gallery's 8th and G Street NW entrance.

For questions about obtaining the book from the DC Public Library, please contact David Quick. For inquiries about the program, please contact NPGEducation.

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