Meryl Streep by Francesco Scavullo / Color coupler print on paper, 1981 | Bob Hope by Marisol Escobar / Polychromed wood, 1967 | Woody Allen by Frank Cowan / Color photograph on paper, 1972.  All National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine

Meryl Streep by Francesco Scavullo / Color coupler print on paper, 1981 | Bob Hope by Marisol Escobar / Polychromed wood, 1967 | Woody Allen by Frank Cowan / Color photograph on paper, 1972.  All National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine

Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers

April 1, 2016 - September 11, 2016 | Available as a traveling exhibition

Hollywood and Time features thirty-two original artworks created for the cover of Time—including paintings, sculpture, and works on paper—depicting Hollywood moguls and celebrities whose vision and talents carried us to different eras and exotic places. The cast includes such studio greats as Cecil B. de Mille and Howard Hughes; directors Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen; and acting luminaries from Rudy Vallee and Elizabeth Taylor to Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, and the Fondas, as well as many more whose names have graced theater marquees across America. The largely recognizable celebrity images in Hollywood and Time become an accessible entry point for visitors to delve deeper into the lives and careers of the Hollywood elite, technical innovations in the industry, and important issues that give context to understanding the times portrayed. Recognize the unforgettable careers of the men and women who shaped and continue to shape the entertainment industry, inspiring future generations of performers and moviemakers.

  • Exhibit Hollywood and Time

    View of "Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers." Photo by Matailong Du.

  • Exhibit Hollywood and Time

    View of "Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers." Photo by Matailong Du.

  • Exhibit Hollywood and Time

    View of "Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers." Photo by Matailong Du.