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"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.
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.
Martin Sullivan, the former director of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, has died at his home in Piney Point, Md. He was 70.
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery has installed a loaned painting of the first four female Supreme Court justices.
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