This exhibition, the seventh installation of the Portrait Gallery’s dynamic “Portraiture Now” series, explored the work of Mequitta Ahuja, Mary Borgman, Adam Chapman, Ben Durham, Till Freiwald and Rob Matthews.
Amelia Earhart achieved international celebrity status as the first women to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane. Timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of her disappearance, this one-room exhibition brought 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 National Museum of Air and Space.
“Poetic Likeness” will recognized the impact of poetry in America through a survey of its history during the modern period. During this time, the nation’s poets came of age in their command of a distinctly American voice.
This exhibition viewed the War of 1812 in its international context and included portraits of the major British generals who crossed the Atlantic to fight for king and country. It also followed the stories of slaves, pirates, sailors, artists, architects, Native Americans and women during this pivotal time.
Well before color reproductions and color snapshots became commonplace, pioneering photographer Harry Warnecke (1900–1984) and his associates at the New York Daily News’ Color Studio created brilliant, richly-hued portraits for the newspaper’s Sunday News magazine.