The National Portrait Gallery’s annual Portrait of a Nation exhibition is now open.
Honoring “extraordinary individuals who have made transformative contributions to the United States and its people,” this year’s exhibit—running from November 10, 2022 – October 22, 2023—includes honorees chef and humanitarian José Andrés; music executive and philanthropist Clive Davis; award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay; attorney and activist Marian Wright Edelman; public health expert Dr. Anthony S. Fauci; tennis champion and entrepreneur Serena Williams; and tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams.
Among the featured artists whose works are highlighted include Kadir Nelson’s oil-on-linen painting of Andrés, “José Andrés and the Olla de Barro that Feeds the World,” and Toyin Ojih Odutola’s paper drawing of Serena Williams, among others.
“Since 2001, the museum has collected portraits of living sitters and continues to expand its work with contemporary artists,” Rhea L. Combs, director of curatorial affairs, said in a news release. “We are incredibly fortunate that these artists have agreed to work with the museum to contribute to the visual history of our nation while celebrating this year’s Portrait of a Nation honorees.”
For more information on the 2022 Portrait of a Nation exhibit, visit npg.si.edu.