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Inside the art of life and death masks (Photos)

From ancient Greece to the American Confederacy, famous and powerful figures have been immortalized through plaster masks sculpted during a person's lifetime or immediately after their death.

Saturday - 07/19/2014, 02:03am EDT

Tags: alicia lozano, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, one life, life mask, death mask, karin sander


Longtime museum director Martin Sullivan dies

Martin Sullivan, the former director of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, has died at his home in Piney Point, Md. He was 70.

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:53pm EST

Tags: Martin Sullivan,

Smithsonian has high-tech flag for President's Day

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 02:18pm EST

Tags: Google Glass,

1st women on Supreme Court join Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has installed a loaned painting of the first four female Supreme Court justices.

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 03:06pm EDT

Tags: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan

Portrait Gallery features faces of nation's poets

Friday - 10/12/2012, 11:39am EDT

Tags: Smithsonian

Portrait Gallery features Amelia Earhart's life

Friday - 06/29/2012, 11:01am EDT


Amelia Earhart exhibit honors history, legacy

Amelia Earhart may not have been the first female pilot, or even the best, but her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 affirmed her status as the most iconic figure in American aviation.

Tuesday - 06/26/2012, 03:23pm EDT

Tags: Amelia Earhart, The Ninety Nines

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