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Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze

Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze

May 22, 2015 – July 10, 2016

Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Location: 1st Floor, South

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. This exhibition features 53 portraits of luminaries who have been at the top of their fields. See them in drawings, paintings, video portraits, photographs, sculpture, and prints. Many of these works of art have never been publicly displayed and all recent additions to the museum’s collection. Taken together, these portraits allow us to question celebrity and peel back its layers.

The National Portrait Gallery Portraiture Now committee of historians and curators has selected objects for this exhibition.

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Katy Perry, Will Cotton, 2010, Promised gift of the James Dicke Family, © Will Cotton