Visit the Exhibition

Amelia Earhart achieved international celebrity status as the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane. In the years after this flight in 1928, “Lady Lindy” set a series of aviation records before disappearing during a flight over the Pacific in 1937. While her achievement as an aviator is legendary, her commitment to women’s rights is less well known. “One Life: Amelia Earhart” will tell the story of her remarkable life and career, focusing particular attention on her role in breaking barriers for women.

Timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of her disappearance, this one-room exhibition brings together a selection of portraits of Earhart in all artistic mediums, many of which are in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Visitors can see rare vintage film and audio excerpts of Earhart on a special video kiosk in the gallery.

The exhibition has additional portraits not included in this website, and is on display from June 29, 2012, through May 27, 2013. The curator is associate curator of photographs, Frank H. Goodyear III.

The National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, tells the stories of America through the individuals who have shaped U.S. culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts, and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists who speak American history.

Location: The National Portrait Gallery is conveniently located at Eighth and F Streets, NW, in Washington D.C., above the Gallery Place–Chinatown Metrorail station (red, yellow, and green lines).

Museum Hours: 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. daily. Closed December 25.

Admission: FREE

For more information on visiting the museum, please visit the National Portrait Gallery's website.

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

June 29, 2012 through May 27, 2013