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Artist Conversation with Susan Johann

Presented by Senator John Heinz History Center at Online/Virtual Space

Oct 21 2020
Artist Conversation with Susan Johann

Join the History Center for a virtual conversation with artist Susan Johann, whose portrait of August Wilson is featured in the museums Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh exhibition.

How do you capture the essence of America’s greatest playwrights on film?

Join the Heinz History Center’s Leslie Przybylek, lead curator of the Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh exhibition currently on view at the museum, for a conversation with artist Susan Johann. Johann’s portrait of August Wilson is featured in the Portraits of Pittsburgh exhibition.

Johann will discuss her work with Wilson and her 25-year quest to document the faces of more than 90 legendary American playwrights,

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