Hollywood and Time: Celebrity Covers

April 1, 2016 – September 11, 2016

Meryl Streep, Francesco Scavullo, Color coupler print on paper, 1981

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

2nd Floor, North Wing Corridor Floor Plan

Hollywood personalities who once graced theater marquees across America are featured in original cover art commissioned by Time magazine. Included are vintage portraits of stars like Dustin Hoffman, Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Paul Newman, Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep, as well as Oscar-winning directors Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen. The show focuses on thirty-two celebrities whose vision and talents carried us to different eras and exotic places. Historian James Barber is the curator of the Time collection and this show.