National Portrait Gallery Presents YOUSUF KARSH: AMERICAN PORTRAITS
In celebration of a major gift to its collection of more than 100 portraits created by renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh, the National Portrait Gallery will present the exhibition "Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits."
This exhibition will feature iconic photographs of Americans who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics and the arts. Among the portraits to be included are those of artist Georgia O'Keeffe, physician and virologist Jonas Salk, singer Marian Anderson, actress Grace Kelly, businesswoman Elizabeth Arden, architect I. M. Pei and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.
The National Portrait Gallery has extended its deadline for its Teen Portrait Competitionfrom Oct. 18 to Nov. 15. The competition is open to teens from ages 13 to 17.
Events and Programs:
Tina Mion, "Not Dead Yet: Thoughts and Paintings on Death and Dying" | Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m., Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Observe Día de los Muertos with artist Tina Mion. Topics include death in the White House, the taboo of suicide, personal loss, why butlers are often murderers and what comes next.
Open Studio Fridays | Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., First floor, education center, room E151. Visitors of all ages are welcome to explore different selections of art materials each week. This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment.
Young Portrait Explorers: Sequoyah | Nov. 4, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Registration required:http://www.eventbrite.com/org/810710525. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Gather in G Street lobby at 10:25 a.m.; the program will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m.