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This exhibition celebrates the finalists of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Every three years artists from across the country are invited to investigate the art of portrayal. The resulting juried exhibition showcases excellence and innovation in contemporary portraiture through a variety of media used by artists today.
This exhibition will travel and is available for booking.
Sheldon Scott presents Precious in Da Wadah, A Portrait of the Geechee. IDENTIFY is the National Portrait Gallery's performance art series, which focuses attention on activism, visibility, and experimentation through portrayal.
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of professional golfer Arnold Palmer with an oil painting by Paul Burns installed in the museum’s “In Memoriam” space on the first floor.
From its beginning in the 1920s, Time magazine responded to the public’s embrace of movie stars on and off the screen and its fascination with the glitter of Tinseltown. This exhibition will focus on approximately 35 Hollywood moguls and celebrities whose vision and talents carried us to different eras and exotic places.
Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Peter Dinklage, Eminem, Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, are some of the people featured in "Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze."