Recent Acquisitions hallway

Recent Acquisitions

Ongoing, current display on view through October 30, 2017
First floor

This annual exhibition features 29 objects that showcase some of the newest additions to the museum’s collection. Through a wide variety of mediums: paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and time-based media, you will see figures like Halle Berry, Rosalynn Carter, Consuelo Kanaga, Antonia Pantoja, Wendell Phillips, Reynolds Price, Fred Rogers, Tupac Shakur and many others in this new installation.

These portraits joined more than 24,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent thousands of people who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of America.

  • Oil painting of woman with red scarf

    Portrait of Beth Levine (Lady with Red Bow) / By Philip Pearlstein (born 24 May 1924) / Oil on canvas, 1985 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian

  • Mezzotint of American Indian man, wearing both western and native American traditional clothing

    Joseph Tayadaneega called the Brant, the Great Captain of the Six Nations / By John Raphael Smith (1752 - 2 Mar 1812); copy after: George Romney (26 Dec 1734 - 15 Nov 1802)
    / Mezzotint on paper, 1779 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

  • Drawling of woman's face with glasses and hat

    Self Portrait as Coco / By Katharine Hepburn / Pencil on paper, c. 1969 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Trustees of Katharine Hepburn U/W
    Art 9th / © Trustees of Katharine Hepburn U/W Art 9th

  • Illustration of male dancer, nude from behind

    Bill T. Jones / By Unidientified Artist, copy after: Keith Haring (4 May 1958 - 16 Feb 1990); Copy after: Tseng Kwong Chi (1950 - 1990) / Color photolithographic poster, 1983 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Chisholm Larsson G / © Keith Haring Foundation / © 1983, Muna Tseng Dance Projects, Inc.