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In Memoriam: Colin Powell

November 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0


In Memoriam: Colin L. Powell


Wednesday, Oct. 20 – Ongoing


National Portrait Gallery, 8th & G streets NW, Washington, D.C., 20001

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents a portrait of the late Colin L. Powell (1937–2021), marking the death of the effectual diplomat, statesman, and military officer. A 2007 photograph by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders will be displayed on the museum’s first floor until further notice.

One of the greatest modern influencers of foreign policy, Powell was the son of Jamaican immigrants and decided on a military career while attending the City College of New York. He served in Vietnam, earning a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, and eventually retired as a four-star general. Powell was favored by American presidents and honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice. Although fully vaccinated, Powell died from complications of Covid-19.

Interested media can contact to make arrangements to see the work in person. The National Portrait Gallery is open to the public Wednesdays–Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the multifaceted story of the United States through the individuals who have shaped American culture. Spanning the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the nation’s story.

The National Portrait Gallery is located at Eighth and G streets N.W., Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000. Connect with the museum at and YouTube.


November 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am UTC+0
December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
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