Julie Packard

National Portrait Gallery

Julie Packard

Artist
Hope Gangloff, born 1974
Sitter
Julie Packard, born 1953
Exhibition Label
Born Los Altos, California
Julie Packard has dedicated her career to preserving ocean life. In the late 1970s, after earning a master’s degree in biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, she chose to focus on environmental action. She helped transform a dilapidated fishing cannery into the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium in Northern California, in 1984. Today, the aquarium draws millions of visitors each year, and Packard continues to work as the organization’s executive director. She also chairs the board of the innovative Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, which, in her words, aims to give “voice to the ocean, [to] have people realize our lives truly depend on the future of the sea.” In 1998, Packard received the Audubon Medal for Conservation, and she currently serves on several commissions concentrating on national ocean policy. Hope Gangloff, known for her colorful, stylized portraits, spent a week making sketches and photographs of Packard against the backdrop of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Nacida en Los Altos, California
Julie Packard ha dedicado su carrera a preservar la vida oceánica. A fines de la década de 1970, con una maestría en biología de la Universidad de California, Santa Cruz, optó por el activismo ambiental. En 1984 ayudó a transformar una deteriorada planta enlatadora de pescado en el mundialmente famoso Acuario de la Bahía de Monterrey, en el norte de California. Hoy el acuario recibe millones de visitantes cada año y Packard continúa como directora ejecutiva de la organización. También preside la junta del Instituto de Investigación del Acuario de la Bahía de Monterrey, cuyo objetivo, en sus palabras, es dar “voz al océano, [para que] la gente se dé cuenta de que nuestras vidas realmente dependen del futuro del mar”. En 1998 Packard recibió la Medalla Audubon de Conservación y actualmente participa en varias comisiones sobre política pública oceánica. Hope Gangloff, conocida por sus retratos coloridos y estilizados, pasó una semana haciendo bocetos y fotografías de Packard en el Acuario de la Bahía de Monterrey.
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; funded by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Board of Trustees
2019
Object number
NPG.2019.3
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Copyright
© Hope Gangloff
Type
Painting
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions
Frame: 212.1 × 141 × 6.4 cm (83 1/2 × 55 1/2 × 2 1/2")
Exhibition
20th Century Americans: 2000 to Present
On View
NPG, South Gallery 341
National Portrait Gallery
Topic
Costume\Jewelry
Interior
Nature & Environment\Plant
Nature & Environment\Animal\Fish
Julie Packard: Female
Julie Packard: Science and Technology\Scientist
Julie Packard: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Executive
Julie Packard: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Marine Biologist
Julie Packard: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist\Ocean conservationist
Portrait
Record ID
npg_NPG.2019.3
GUID (Link to Original Record)
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d59c1601-0c41-4cef-9a58-ace784ea98bb