• Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze

    May 22, 2015 - Jul 10, 2016
  • From Token to Ornament: Indian Peace Medals

    Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 5, 2016
  • Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs

    Sep 18, 2015 - Mar 13, 2016
  • One Life: Dolores Huerta

    Jul 3, 2015 - May 15, 2016

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W.E.B. Du Bois by Winold Reiss, circa 1925
A teacher at the University of Pennsylvania before founding the NAACP

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The National Portrait Gallery offers formal internships to qualified applicants.

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