Artist Charles White was fueled by his admiration of Angela Davis when he made this lithograph [ Ow.ly Link ]
Happy birthday to W. E. B. Du Bois, a man who changed the discussion on race relations in America #BHM [ Ow.ly Link ]
One year ago today, we unveiled a portrait of Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood from House of Cards. Here's a throwback of the portrait with its artist Jonathan Yeo, our director Kim Sajet and Mr. Spacey himself.
"America's Presidents" are going to be temporarily out of office starting next week while we revamp their galleries. Senior historian David C. Ward take about some of the highlights of the show with ABC News!
When Reagan saw this portrait by Henry C. Caselli, Jr., he exclaimed “Yep! That’s the old buckaroo.” #AmericasPresidents #PresidentsDay
The National Portrait Gallery’s collections feature Gilbert Stuart’s two life portraits of George Washington and his only portrait of Martha Washington. Stuart painted these in Philadelphia in 1796, three years after returning to the United States fr

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Artist Philip de Laszlo told Roosevelt to chat with visitors during sittings for a more animated likeness #AmericasPresidents #PresidentsDay
Don't miss an author talk on Herman Leonard's amazing portraits tomorrow: [ Ow.ly Link ]

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It’s #ToniMorrison’s 86th birthday! A renowned author, Morrison’s writing resonates with a variety of audiences by bringing to life strong characters and addressing issues such as belonging, marginality, and exclusion. Toni Morrison taught English at Howard University and went on to become an editor at Random House in 1965 where she helped to advance the work of other notable African American...
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Tomorrow, cheer on the Racing Presidents and make a stove pipe hat at our Presidential Family Day! [ Ow.ly Link ]

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We're talking about Frederick Douglass with NPR! Tune in to hear curator Ann Shumard discuss the abolitionist.
It's our Presidential Family Fun Day on Saturday! Hang with Washington Nationals racing presidents, see portraits, and more [ Ow.ly Link ]

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Norman Rockwell claims he intentionally flattered Nixon’s appearance in his official portrait #AmericasPresidents #PresidentsDay
Happy Valentine's Day! Ever wonder how your favorite famous couple met? Read 10 amazing love stories on our blog [ Ow.ly Link ]

How 10 Famous Couples First Met | National Portrait Gallery

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This week, we're spilling lesser-known stories behind the portraits in #AmericasPresidents. What's your favorite presidential portrait?
"It is not 'Can any of us imagine better?' but 'Can we all do better?'" #HBD, Abraham Lincoln!
"It is Burr’s enlightened advocacy of women’s rights that has made him appear more heroic than villainous of late." [ Ow.ly Link ]

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Don't miss tonight's celebration of African American poetry and music with Split This Rock and Furious Flower [ Ow.ly Link ]

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Today's Portrait InSight tour explores our collection through vivid verbal descriptions: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Celebrate #BHM with poetry and live music this Friday Split This Rock Furious Flower [ Ow.ly Link ]

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