Self-Portrait with Rita — Thomas Hart Benton
Despite its title, this is not an exhibition celebrating the everyday selfie but rather notable, high-quality self-portraits from American artists drawn primarily from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection — and the concluding exhibition in the Smithsonian museum’s series celebrating its 50th anniversary.
Elaine de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Jacob Lawrence, Diego Rivera, Roger Shimomura, and Martin Wong are among the artists represented in this display of more than 75 works examining the range of ways artists have chosen to portray themselves.
On display through Aug. 18. The National Portrait Gallery is at 8th and F Streets NW, near Gallery Place Metro. Call 202-633-8300 or visit www.npg.si.edu.
Edward Hopper, Self-Portrait
The Silver Goblet – Lucy May Stanton, Self-Portrait
Enrique Chagoya – Aliens Sans Frontières
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait
Untitled (Self-Portrait) / Louise Nevelson, Self-Portrait
Self-Portrait #2: Antonio Frasconi, Self-Portrait
Berenice Abbott, Self-Portrait
James Amos Porter, Self-Portrait
Lucas Samaras, Self-Portrait
Walker Evans, Self-Portrait
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