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The Gallery has recently released the latest issue of its quarterly publication, Profile, to keep you abreast of museum and renovation news. Profile includes stories on historical events based on portraits, special insights on objects in the collection from the curators, and interviews and columns that share areas of staff expertise and experience. Best of all, the publication is free. If you wish to subscribe to Profile, please use the contact information in the right column.


Current Issue

Fall/Winter 2009

Vol. 9, no. 4 & vol. 10, no. 1

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From the Director
by Martin Sullivan

Faces of the Frontier
Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845–1924

Portraiture Now: Communities

Life beyond Lincoln:
Programming and Outreach

by Rebecca Kasemeyer

Mr. Vice President
by Sidney Hart

Historian's Choice: Duke Ellington
Watercolor and graphite on paper by Tony Bennett (born 1926), c. 1993, gift of Tony Bennett
by Amy Henderson

Curator's Choice: Will Barnet
Oil on canvas self-portrait, 1980, gift of Will and Elena Barnet
by Ellen G. Miles

Recent Acquisitions

Portrait Competition Update!
by Brandon Brame Fortune

NPG Unveils Shriver Portrait

by Ian Cooke

Interning at NPG
by Maya Foo

American Poets in England
Poetry Nation Review Publishes NPG’s Poets

NPG Online

NPG Exhibitions

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Phone: (202) 633-8300
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