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Gallery: Eye to I — Self-Portraits From 1900 to Today

More than 75 works examining the range of ways artists have chosen to portray themselves

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

Edward Hopper, Self-Portrait

The Silver Goblet – Lucy May Stanton, Self-Portrait

Enrique Chagoya – Aliens Sans Frontières

Aaron Douglas

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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