Lecture or talk Adults

Watson Gordon Lecture: Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Wednesday 1 April, 6-7pm


Re-sceheduled from last year.

In this talk entitled White House/ White Cube: Portraits, Paintings, and the American Presidency, Dr Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw (Director of History, National Portrait Gallery, Washington DC) will examine art that has been associated with the Presidency of the United States and the White House. It focuses on issues of race, class, and gender, and the politics of identity and representation in a contemporary moment characterized by the death of the post-racial American fantasy.

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Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop

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We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

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  • Bike rack

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