Twentieth-Century Americans

July 1, 2006 – Permanent
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Esperanza Spalding, born 1984, by Sandrine Lee, born 1972, National Portrait Gallery

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

3rd Floor, South

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Four galleries off of the museum’s magnificent third-floor Great Hall showcase the major cultural and political hallmarks of the 20th century. Paintings, sculpture, photographs and prints portray those who were at the center of these moments. People from a wide range of backgrounds—Jane Addams, Douglas MacArthur, Albert Einstein, Robert F. Kennedy, LL Cool J, and Pedro Martinez among others—tell the story of America’s 20th century through today.