Hugo Crosthwaite, the first Latinx artist to receive the Outwin Boochever Portrait, won first prize for his animation of a woman’s journey from Tijuana, Mexico, to the United States.
Through Wednesday, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC is displaying a lithographic poster of Franklin by famed graphic designer Milton Glaser.
On March 24 alone, the day of the March For Our Lives, 35,968 people visited the museum.
The Native American performance artist DeLesslin George-Warren is giving walking tours of the National Portrait Gallery’s hall of presidential portraits with a focus on the history of indigenous American populations.
WASHINGTON, DC — In February, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled with presidential pomp a portrait of Kevin Spacey as Frank J. Underwood, dark prince of politics in the popular Netflix series House of Cards.
WASHINGTON, DC – “I was enslaved by portraits.” That’s how Elaine de Kooning puts it to filmmaker Betty Jane Thiebaud to describe what happened after her arduous and rewarding commission to paint President John F. Kennedy’s portrait for the Truman Library.
WASHINGTON, DC — While at the retrospective of Elaine de Kooning’s portraiture here at the National Portrait Gallery, I recalled reflections by the late figurative painter Sherman Drexler at his loft in Newark a couple of years ago. “You paint your desire, you paint your passion,” he said.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has launched the American Art Collaborative, a consortium of 14 museums across the country coming together to create what you might call the art-world version of the Digital Public Library of America.