Image courtesy Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The National Portrait Gallery is grateful to the generous donors who made these commissions possible and proudly recognizes them at npg.si.edu/obamaportraitstour. Support for the national tour has been generously provided by Bank of America.
Credit: Christine McLaren
"The Web of Space" sculpture by John Safer. A miniature version of this sculpture is given to the National Air and Space Museum’s Michael Collins Trophy winners every year. Credit: Smithsonian Institution
Credit: Rodrigo Nuno
Still image of several supra-arcade downflows, also described as “dark, finger-like features,” occurring in a solar flare. The downflows appear directly above the bright flare arcade. This solar flare occurred June 18, 2015. Image credit: NASA SDO
Rendering of the GM Learning Lounge. Courtesy of the Smithsonian Latino Center
“Portrait of a Nation Award” presented by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. Photo by Zach Hilty / BFA.com
Preston Singletary (American Tlingit, born 1963). White Raven (Dleit Yéil), 2018. Blown, hot-sculpted, and sand-carved glass; steel stand. 19 1/4 × 9 × 14 in. (48.9 × 22.9 × 35.6 cm). Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Russell Johnson, courtesy of Museum of Glass
Teen Photo Exhibition by Matailong Du, 2016. Courtesy Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.
Yayoi Kusama, “Infinity Mirrored Room—My Heart Is Dancing into the Universe,” 2018. Wood and glass mirrored room with paper lanterns, 119 5/8 x 245 1/8 x 245 1/8 in. (304 x 622.4 x 622.4 cm). Courtesy Ota Fine Arts and Victoria Miro, London/Venice. © YAYOI KUSAMA. Purchased jointly by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2020), and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, with funds from the George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, by exchange.
Credit: Walter Lamar
Artist's illustration of the Local Bubble with star formation occurring on the bubble's surface. Scientists have now shown how a chain of events beginning 14 million years ago with a set of powerful supernovae led to the creation of the vast bubble, responsible for the formation of all young stars within 500 light-years of the sun and Earth. Credit: Leah Hustak (STScI
Iké Udé, b. 1964, Lagos, Nigeria, Genevieve Nnaji, 2014–16, Image: 91.4 x 101.6 cm (36 x 40 in.), Framed: 111.8 x 121.9 x 5.7 cm (44 x 48 x 2 1/4 in.), Pigment on satin rag paper, Collection of the artist.
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