Elvis Presley  Ralph Wolfe Cowan (born 1931)  Oil on canvas, 1976–88

Elvis Presley by Ralph Wolfe Cowan / Oil on canvas, 1976–88 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsoniain Institution

One Life: Echoes of Elvis

January 8, 2010 - August 29, 2010

"Echoes of Elvis" opened on January 8, 2010, marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of Elvis Presley’s birth.  Although Elvis died nearly forty years ago, the world remains fascinated with his image and music. His records have continued to sell by the millions and public interest in his music, career and life has yet to subside.