Young Asian woman with long hair holding a violin

Sarah Chang [detail] / Jesse Frohman / c. 1994 (printed 2016), Inkjet print / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jesse Frohman, © Jesse Frohman

Adquisiciones recientes

November 17, 2017 - November 4, 2018

The annual exhibition “Recent Acquisitions”  displays the latest portraits to enter into the museum’s renowned collection. Figures who have made lasting contributions in such areas as medicine, music, literature, art and social justice are represented in paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs and new media.

These most-recent acquisitions join more than 22,000 others in the Portrait Gallery’s collection to represent the numerous individuals who have made a significant impact on the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include the lawyer Francis Scott Key who penned the lyrics for the “Star-Spangled Banner”; former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; actress Gertrude Jeannette; university president Norman Francis; photographer Harry Callahan; fashion designer Ralph Lauren; and multi-award-winning actress Rita Moreno. In total, the exhibition features 27 objects that tell the story of this nation through the art of portraiture.

 

  • painting of a young man from the 18th century with brown hair, white cravat and brown jacket

    Francis Scott Key / Rembrandt Peale / c. 1796, Oil on canvas / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

  • Gray-haried man in a leather jacket and jeans with one foot (in cowboy boots) on a wooden crate

    Ralph Lauren / Mark Seliger / Chromogenic print, 2002 (printed 2017) / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, © 2002 Mark Seliger

     

  • young Asian woman with long hair and formal dress holding a violin

    Sarah Chang / Jesse Frohman / c. 1994 (printed 2016), Inkjet print / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jesse Frohman, © Jesse Frohman

  • Tall vertical portrait of a dark-haired wonan in a black dress agains a yellow background

    Black Dress (Christy) / Alex Katz / 2015, 27 color silkscreen on Saunders Waterford 425 GSM paper /National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the Abraham and Virginia Weiss Charitable Trust, Amy and Marc Meadows, in honor of Wendy Wick Reaves , © Alex Katz/Licenced by VAGA, New York, NY

  • Latina woman with dark hair and an off-the shoulder patterned dress and dark hose.

    Rita Moreno / ADÁL / 1984, Gelatin silver print / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquisition made possible through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center, © ADÁL

  • full-length photo of a shirtless African American man dancing.

    Bill T. Jones / Robert Mapplethorpe / 1985, Gelatin silver print on paper / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

  • David Ho / Gregory Heisler / 1996, Silver dye bleach print / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine,

  • Young African American man with large glasses holding a movie camera and shading his eyes

    Spike Lee / Jesse Frohman / c. 1990 (printed 2014), Inkjet print on paper / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of the artist, © Jesse Frohman

  • MIddle-aged woman in a black dress with brown hair wearing a pin.  Red background.

    Madeleine Albright / Timothy Greenfield-Sanders / 2005 (printed 2016), Inkjet print / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired through the generosity of Eugene Eidenberg , © 2005, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

  • Red ceramic heart. Recto shows the full-length image of an elderly man. Verso shows the full-length image of an adult man in a cowboy hat who sits on a horse

    El corazón de Luis / Gaspar Enriquez / 2016, Ceramic, acrylic paint, acrylic decal, metal, copper, brass / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; donated from the collection of Jerry and Michelle Wright (El Paso, Texas) December 1st, 2016, © 2017 Gaspar Enriquez