Washington Post Chief Communications Officer Kris Coratti and National Portrait Gallery Executive Director Kim Sajet hosted an all-female breakfast at The National Portrait Gallery on May 25th. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Watergate and the newest exhibit in the gallery, Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue.
Light breakfast was served in the director’s suite as guests mingled before Kim and Kris began with some remarks about the exhibit, and introduced the special guest, Washington Post veteran Sally Quinn.
Sally began by recounting her history and her memories from the Watergate era, discussing the likes of Ben Bradlee, Kay Graham, Bob Woodward, and Carl Bernstein, and disclosing exclusive insider details on the scandal. After the conversation and breakfast wrapped up, guests were invited to go downstairs for a private tour of the new exhibit, lead by the Portrait Gallery’s senior historian and exhibit curator, Kate Clarke Lemay.
Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue, explores the 50th anniversary of the watershed moment through portraiture of the era. Displaying 25 objects in various mediums spanning from fine art to pop culture, the exhibit looks at the specific types of media published around Watergate, and looks at the intersection of investigative journalism, activism, and politics.
The exhibit opened on March 25th and will be open to the public through September 5th as part of the museum’s “One Life” series. You can learn more about it here.
You can see the full set of photos from the event here.