Authors: Dorothy Moss and Leslie Ureña with Robyn Asleson, Taína Caragol, and Charlotte Ickes
Foreword by Rhea Combs
Portraiture—whether painting, photography, sculpture or performance—can offer invaluable insight into the nature of our familial relationships and other interpersonal bonds. Kinship features the work of Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Ruth Leonela Buentello, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jess T. Dugan, Jessica Todd Harper, Thomas Holton, Sedrick Huckaby, and Anna Tsouhlarakis, who explore the complex nature of this theme in myriad ways. Through essays by National Portrait Gallery curators, statements by the artists, and interviews, this beautifully illustrated book illuminates the mutable yet enduring qualities of kinship. The book is published on the occasion of the National Portrait Gallery exhibition Kinship (October 28, 2022–January 7, 2024).