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CATEGORY: Art and Design

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Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilizations

The history of Cyprus is revealed through a rich collection of antiquities, many of which are traveling outside the country for the first time.

Dancing the Dream Dancing the Dream

Explore the relationship between the art of dance and the evolution of a modern American identity through images of performers, choreographers, and impresarios.

Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression Delivering Hope: FDR & Stamps of the Great Depression

Franklin D. Roosevelt, president during the Great Depression, used stamps to communicate with the American people.

Devi: The Great Goddess Devi: The Great Goddess

See Devi (The Great Female Goddess of India) presented in approximately 120 works—paintings and sculptures in bronze, stone, and terra-cotta—ranging over a period of 2,000 years.

Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Paintings from the Robert O. Muller Collection Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Paintings from the Robert O. Muller Collection

View approximately 160 Japanese woodblock prints from the 1860s through the 1940s bequeathed to the museum by Robert O. Muller (1911-2003).

Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places

Some 100 paintings, miniatures, manuscripts, and memorabilia evoke the life and milieu of novelist Edith Wharton.

Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits

This exhibition features approximately 30 works of award-winning caricaturist Edward Sorel.

Edward Steichen: Portraits Edward Steichen: Portraits

During his tenure as chief photographer for Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair from 1923 to1936, Edward Steichen created compelling portraits of many of that era’s most celebrated personalities.

Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Visit an exhibition bringing together approximately 250 objects reflecting the unprecedented cross-cultural dialogue that followed the establishment of Portugal's world trading network.

Encounters with the Contemporary Encounters with the Contemporary

See an exhibition of works by 32 African modernist pioneers selected from the growing permanent collection of contemporary and modern works of art.

Enid A. Haupt Garden Enid A. Haupt Garden

A 4.2-acre rooftop park, named for its donor, features an embroidered parterre in a geometric design of plants and flowers rotated seasonally.

Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science

View an exhibition that focuses on the icon--an art form associated with the Ethiopian Orthodox church--and features six icons from the museum's collection that have recently undergone technical analysis and conservation treatment.

Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora

See a first-of-its kind exhibition examines the diversity and significance of contemporary visual arts of the Ethiopian diaspora.

Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawing Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawing

Showcasing masterpieces of 20th century portraiture from the Gallery's drawing collections, this exhibition emphasizes the bold, contemporary engagement between one person and another that the term “eye contact” implies.

Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints

This exhibition features a full set of photorealist prints of city scenes created from 1972 to 1991 by this artist.

Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1925 Faces of the Frontier: Photographic Portraits from the American West, 1845-1925

Through more than 100 portrait photographs, this exhibition tells the story of the changes that occurred in the American West during the 80 years between the Mexican War and passage of the Indian Citizenship Act in 1924.

First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection First American Art: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection

View 200 items illustrating the similar aesthetic characteristics found in Native American objects from different North American cultures.

First Ladies at the Smithsonian First Ladies at the Smithsonian

This exhibition highlights the role of the first lady and features in two galleries a total of 24 first ladies' gowns and more than 100 other objects, including portraits, White House china, and personal possessions from the Smithsonian's collection.

First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection

See a display of 23 works made of wood, ivory, and beadwork from the  Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection. 

Four Indian Kings Four Indian Kings

The year 2008 marked the 225th anniversary of the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. To commemorate this event, the National Portrait Gallery exhibited the earliest surviving full-length oil portraits of North American aboriginal people painted from life.


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