Twentieth-Century Americans

July 1, 2006 – Permanent

Bill and Melinda Gates by Jon R. Friedman, oil and collage on canvas attached to wood panel, 2010. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; supported by a grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation and by the Marc Pachter Commissioning Fund

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

3rd Floor, South Floor Plan

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, Robert F. Kennedy, Sandra Day O’Connor and Michael Jackson, among others—tell the story of America’s 20th century through today.