Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

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Mar 24 2020 - Jun 14 2020


Organized and drawn from the collection of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, this exhibition explores how American artists have portrayed themselves through painting, drawing, photography, and video since the beginning of the 20th century. 

Artists in the exhibition approach self-representation from realist renderings to alter-egos that can reveal or obfuscate their inner lives.​ Eye to I showcases 60 works in a variety of styles and media ranging from caricatures to photographs, from colorful watercolors to dramatic paintings and time-based media.

Image: María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Untitled from the series When I am not Here, Estoy alla, 1996, dye diffusion transfer print, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Julia P. and Horacio Herzberg © María M. Campos-Pons​


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