Tuesday, November 07, 2017

New portraits

The latest version of the annual exhibition, “Recent Acquisitions”, at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will displays the newest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media. This installation will be on view from Nov. 17 through Nov. 4, 2018.
These most recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine K. Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno.
The list of the objects is here. More information below and attached.

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