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'Staging the Self': A new kind of selfie at the National Portrait Gallery

"Staging the Self," a new exhibit featuring six Latino artists at the National Portrait Gallery, defies these expectations by adding an element of performance to the self-portraits.

Thursday - 09/11/2014, 05:34am EDT

Tags: staging the self, carlee fernandez, Smithsonian Institution, Michael Vasquez, alicia lozano

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

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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

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Smithsonian has high-tech flag for President's Day

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

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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

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Portrait Gallery features Amelia Earhart's life

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

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