‘El Muro/The Wall’ Dance at National Portrait Gallery (photos)

May 21, 2022

On three successive evenings in mid-May, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC) premiered the latest in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. ‘El Muro’ […]

Portraiture Competition Winners Announced by National Portrait Gallery (photos)

April 29, 2022

“To see people as they are, as they imagine themselves, as they wish to be. To be witness, the friend, the judge, the accomplice. To record their moment,” said Annie […]

‘Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue’ at the National Portrait Gallery (photos)

March 28, 2022

It was no ordinary crime. Some private campaign documents were photographed and telephones were wiretapped, but the burglary was foiled by an alert security guard. After the five perpetrators were […]

Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Premiers ‘A Tribute to Marian Anderson’ (photos)

February 7, 2020

The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s choreographer in residence, Dana Tai Soon Burgess, premiered a new performance in response to the museum’s exhibition “One Life: Marian Anderson” on Feb. 3 and […]

Dancers Brings NPG’s ‘Silhouettes’ to Life (photos)

November 4, 2018

Inspired by the exhibition “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now,” the dance company of Dana Tai Soon Burgess premiered a modern dance work called “Silhouettes” on Oct. 27 and 30.

Heidi Latsky Dance’s ‘On Display’ at the Portrait Gallery (photos)

September 25, 2018

The Sept. 23 event was the Washington, D.C., premiere of “On Display,” initially conceived to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Portrait Gallery Displays Bernstein Photo on 100th Birthday (video)

August 23, 2018

The photograph, a promised gift to the museum from Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser, is on view in the Gallery’s “Celebrate” space on the first floor, near the G Street entrance, through Sept. 23.

RFK Portrait on View at National Portrait Gallery (video)

June 6, 2018

A portrait created by Roy Lichtenstein in 1968 went on view at the National Portrait Gallery on June 6, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the senator’s assassination, and will be on display through July 8.