man with white hair conducting an orchestra

Leonard Bernstein, Carnegie Hall, New York City (detail) by Henri Cartier-Bresson, gelatin silver print, 1960. Promised gift of Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser. © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

Celebrate: Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Birthday

August 23, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Aug. 25 marks the 100th birthday of the late American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer and pianist Leonard Bernstein. The National Portrait Gallery will recognize the anniversary by displaying a portrait of Bernstein—a promised gift to the museum—from Aug. 23 through Sept. 23 in the Portrait Gallery’s “Celebrate” space, part of the first-floor north gallery.