I was a huge fan of this series last year, and I'm happy the American Art Museum has brought it back.
From the web site: The American Pictures Distinguished Lecture Series offers a highly original approach to art and portraiture. This series pairs great works of art with leading figures of contemporary American culture. Each American Pictures lecture features an eminent writer, thinker, historian, or artist who unravels the meaning behind a single, powerful image.Here's this year's line-up:
Saturday, March 21
John Waters on Cy Twombly's Letter of Resignation
Saturday, April 11
Jamaica Kincaid on Edward Lamson Henry's Kept In
Saturday, April 18
Harold Holzer on John Henry Brown's Abraham Lincoln
Sunday, April 26
Roz Chast on Charles Addams's Boiling Oil
Lectures begin at 4:30 p.m. Free tickets are available at the G Street lobby one hour before the lecture starts.