Ready for a journey through Time? Join us at the National Portrait Gallery tonight, June 20, at 6:30 p.m., for our collections-inspired adult trivia game, Pop Quiz, in the Kogod Courtyard. This month’s theme is “Time (Magazine) Marches On.”
We will test your knowledge on trivia questions inspired by people who have been featured on the covers of Time magazine. For example, did you know that football superstar Jim Brown appeared on Time’s cover in 1965? During his football career from 1957 to 1965, Brown propelled his team, the Cleveland Browns, to many victories and scored more than 100 rushing touchdowns.
The Courtyard Café will be open, and snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
In February 1958, a year after winning the first of his record-breaking five Kentucky Derby races, veteran jockey Bill Hartack was pictured on Time magazine’s cover (right). Despite his wide success, Hartack never won all three races of the esteemed U.S. Triple Crown.
Name the three races a jockey must win to capture the Triple Crown victory.
Pop Quiz trivia occurs once a month in the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard in the National Portrait Gallery.
Our next Pop Quiz is on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. Author, playwright, and NPG staffer Warren Perry will guest-host a Pop Quiz trivia night dedicated to the Lost Generation, a term popularized by Ernest Hemingway that refers to American writers who lived in Europe between World War I and the Great Depression.
David Bowie / Mick Haggerty / Acrylic on board, 1983 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
William Hartack / James Chapin / Oil on canvas, 1958 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine