To both his contemporaries and posterity, Abraham Lincoln has been an endless subject of mystery and fascination. "One Life: The Mask of Lincoln" examined how Lincoln used the new art of photography to convey his image to Americans, letting them see in him what they most desired.
Photographic jewelry flourished throughout the period from 1840 to 1875 and beyond. This poignant exhibition, drawn primarily from the collection of Larry J. West, featured rare and exquisite jewelry containing portraits in the 19th century's four main photographic processes—daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes and paper prints.
The political cartoons of Herbert Block (1909--2001) appeared in American newspapers for more than seven decades under the pen name Herblock. This exhibition contained Block's original drawings of presidential cartoons from Franklin Roosevelt through Bill Clinton.
Since its inception in the late 1970s, hip hop has become hugely influential in America. The six artists and one poet included in the exhibition, have approached hip hop culture through the lens of portraiture, and, in combination, their contributions highlight its vitality and beauty.