Katharine Hepburn by Kinstler

Katharine Hepburn (detail) by Everett Raymond Kinstler / Oil on canvas, 1982 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Everett Raymond Kinstler / © 1982 Everett Raymond Kinstler

One Life: KATE, A Centennial Celebration

November 2, 2007 - September 28, 2008

Born May 12, 1907, Katharine Hepburn was a 20th-century icon who carefully constructed and maintained her own myth from her earliest days in the studio system through more than 50 years on stage, screen and television. The exhibition included her four Oscar statues—the most won by anyone for best actress as well as images from her life and career.