Recent Acquisitions

November 15, 2019 – August 30, 2020

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

1st Floor, North Wing Floor Plan

The annual exhibition Recent Acquisitions showcases 25 portraits to recently enter the Portrait Gallery’s renowned collection. Images of individuals who have made an impact in art, business, fashion, media, medicine, music and social justice join more than 23,000 works that recognize individuals who have influenced the history and culture of the United States. Subjects include actors Andy Garcia, Morgan Freeman and Audrey Hepburn, composer Philip Glass and civil rights activist and journalist Ruben Salazar. Portraits of the 2019 American Portrait Gala honorees Frances Arnold, Jeffrey P. Bezos; Earth, Wind & Fire; Lin-Manuel Miranda, Indra Nooyi and Anna Wintour will be on view as part of this exhibition.

Recent Acquisitions is curated by the Portrait Gallery’s team of art historians.