In Memoriam: Kobe Bryant

January 27, 2020 – March 2, 2020

“Kobe Bean Bryant” by Rick Chapman, 2007. Selenium-toned gelatin silver print. National Portrait Gallery,

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

1st Floor, In Memoriam space Floor Plan

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents a portrait of the late Kobe Bryant (1978 – 2020), marking the death of the famed American athlete. Bryant spent nearly his entire career as a shooting guard for the Los Angeles Lakers. He won five NBA championships and scored 33,643 points during his career. Bryant was the league MVP in the 2007–2008 season and an 18-time All Star.