Toni Morrison portrait by Robert McCurdy,

Toni Morrison / Robert McCurdy, 2006 / Oil on canvas / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; on loan from Ian and Annette Cumming

Americans Now

August 20, 2010 - July 10, 2011

“Americans Now,” drawn from the Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection, featured individuals prominent in sports, entertainment and other fields of endeavor during the last 10 years. It reflected the variety of media the Portrait Gallery now collects, and the museum’s recently established policy of accepting living subjects into the collection.

  • Americans Now

    View of "Americans Now." Photo by Mark Gulezian. 

  • Americans Now

    View of "Americans Now." Photo by Mark Gulezian. 

  • Americans Now

    View of "Americans Now." Photo by Mark Gulezian. 

  • Americans Now

    View of "Americans Now." Photo by Mark Gulezian.