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.
This was the inaugural exhibition of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The images were selected from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery. The theme; African American resistance across 150 years of American history.