Unravel Abraham Lincoln’s complex legacy with museum educators from the National Portrait Gallery, President Lincoln’s Cottage and Ford’s Theatre. In this three-hour workshop, participants will analyze W.F.K. Travers 1865 life-size painting of the 16th president and discuss Lincoln’s role in the emancipation of four million African Americans. They will also look closely at several monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C., honoring Lincoln to discover how art reflects the arc of his evolving legacy.
Image Credit: Abraham Lincoln by WFK Travers | 1865, Oil on canvas | On loan from the Hartley Dodge Foundation, and courtesy of the citizens of the Borough of Madison, New Jersey.