The loo in question is a former Victorian lavatory that could become one of the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition spaces.
The National Portrait Gallery has revealed its newest commissions, including works by David Hockney, Toyin Ojih Odutola, and Robert Pruitt.
The acquisitions, part of a three-year project to increase representation of women, include the gallery’s first-ever self-portrait by a Black woman.
The institution’s announcement follows a protest at the British Museum this weekend over oil giant BP’s sponsorship of its Stonehenge exhibition.
The paintings were set to return to Washington, DC, but will instead go to the de Young Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Their portraits will be included along with those of Venus and Serena Williams, José Andrés, Clive Davis, and Marian Wright Edelman.
The first lecture is on the relationship between early portrait photography and diverse notions of US identity during the Gilded Age. Register to attend on January 25.
The Greenberg Steinhauser Forum in American Portraiture Conversation Series continues with presentations on Hung Liu, African Methodist Episcopal aesthetics, and the Oak Flat conflict.
Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald’s iconic portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama will travel to five cities across the US from June 2021 through May 2022.
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Portrait Gallery Curator Taína Caragol will moderate the discussion via Zoom on Tuesday, January 12.
The first-prize winner will receive $25,000 and a commission to portray a remarkable living American for the Portrait Gallery’s collection.