The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today

October 26, 2019 - August 30, 2020

The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today features work by nearly 50 finalists of the Portrait Gallery's latest Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.  Every three years, artists living and working in the U.S. are invited by the museum to submit one of their recent portraits to a panel of experts.  The winning artworks reflect the compelling and diverse approaches contemporary artists are using to tell the American story through portraiture.  The Outwin 2019 presents work in a variety of media by artists from 14 states across the U.S., Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.  The competition is made possible by the Virginia Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Endowment, which was established by Virginia Outwin Boochever and continued by her children.