Photograph of Isadora Duncan

Isadora Duncan by Arnold Genthe / Gelatin silver print, c. 1916 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

Women of Our Time: Twentieth Century Photographs

October 10, 2008 - February 1, 2009

In the exhibition "Women of Our Time: Twentieth Century Photographs," celebrates women who have challenged and changed America. Drawn exclusively from the Portrait Gallery's collection, these revealing portraits show women who have reached the summit of achievement in politics, business, the arts, sports, performance, music and science.

The exhibition includes photographs of Margaret Wise Brown, Amelia Earhart, Althea Gibson, Billie Holiday, Helen Keller, Marilyn Monroe, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gertrude Stein, Gloria Steinem and Wendy Wasserstein. Featuring distinguished 20th century photographers the exhibition includes works by Philippe Halsman, Lotte Jacobi, Lisette Model, Irving Penn and Edward Steichen, among others. "Women of Our Time" is as much about the art of photographic portraiture as it is a celebration of its subjects. This exhibition is sponsored by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.