October 24, 2020 - January 17, 2021
Eldredge, Spratlen, Armstrong, and Hartman Galleries
Organized and drawn from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, this exhibition examines how artists in the United States have chosen to portray themselves since the beginning of the 20th century. Through painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and video, these artists raise important questions about self-perception and self-representation.
The exhibition includes sixty self-portraits by artists such as Robert Arneson, Alexander Calder, Lois Dodd, Deborah Kass, Elaine de Kooning, Jacob Lawrence, Louise Nevelson, Irving Penn, Robert Rauschenberg, Fritz Scholder, Roger Shimomura, Edward Steichen, and many more.
The exhibition was curated by Brandon Brame Fortune, Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery.