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We tell the story of America by portraying the people who shape the nation's history, development, and culture. #myNPG | Legal: https://t.co/VVMfPeuUt8

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Afro-Cuban songstress Celia Cruz was one of the few women to succeed in the male-dominated world of Salsa music. Th… https://t.co/BNVfOVaZxU
Retweeted by National Portrait GallerySeason 2 of the PORTRAITS podcast is now streaming: https://t.co/f5wcxIt092 https://t.co/FwWcmNVBhVHow can portraiture change the world? 🌎@NMAAHC Curator of Photography & Film, Rhea Combs, spoke with us about Black… https://t.co/fuZZ0TuN3S
3/31
2020
In this episode, I speak to @KimSajet, Director of @smithsoniannpg, about presidential portraits. From Washington t… https://t.co/xAjxSmNE1Y
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3/29
2020
How thoughtful @smithsoniannpg! You've brightened our day. Here's some #proteas for you with Dame Quentin Bryce! We… https://t.co/MWjB53sRqN
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3/27
2020
#OnThisDay, Diana Ross was born in Detroit, Michigan. Diana Ross is a living legend whose musical career has spanne… https://t.co/vTiWY9H1zx
Retweeted by National Portrait Gallery🎵I know it seems hard sometimes But remember one thing Through every dark night There's a bright day after that 🎵… https://t.co/zPDD0DlyevAwesome for brief breaks: Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery via @googlearts https://t.co/FvWBFipCqL @smithsoniannpg
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryNeed new ways to keep kids engaged with learning while they're not in the classroom? Caregivers, we're here for you… https://t.co/o35c007G49
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryYayoi Kusama has inspired many artists, including Donald Judd and Andy Warhol. A hallucination combined with emotio… https://t.co/QEaxX94hAtBarbara Kruger's work explores consumerist behavior, challenging societal stereotypes presented by mass media. With… https://t.co/eT2X4xjXXwLorna Simpson's conceptual work explores Black stereotypes and identity through her pioneering approach to photogra… https://t.co/JiZPH54QprFrida Kahlo emerged as one of the foremost 20th century practitioners of the art of portraiture. Her work was intim… https://t.co/4jzMmIUt1bLearn about #5WomenArtists in our collection like Japanese-American artist, Ruth Asawa, a sculptor whose training b… https://t.co/GdE0sIgn0U
3/26
2020
You can stream season 1 now: https://t.co/f5wcxIt092 🎧 https://t.co/w81dQdKNZg
3/25
2020
@rosariodawson https://t.co/ug0rRLgJ2xThe next #ArtMattersPodcast is up and I speak to @KimSajet, the Director of @smithsoniannpg, about presidential po… https://t.co/GcVDhACL9t
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryTo: @NMAAHC Roses are red Violets are blue We want to share Duke Ellington's flowers with you🌸 #MuseumBouquet 📷… https://t.co/cSTW5n5QILSending a garden of flowers and lots of love to our Portrait Gallery friends @NPGLondon and @PortraitAu! 🌻… https://t.co/F5oWibQSrC
3/24
2020
Shawna Rochelle Kimbrell is the first black female fighter pilot in the @usairforce. Assigned to the 13th Fighter S… https://t.co/VoPuQP85HF
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryPortrait Keyword Search: 'Dogs' ✅ https://t.co/jjplmff4K7 Happy #NationalPuppyDay! 🐶 https://t.co/WxoxNZK53xJulie Packard has dedicated her career to preserving ocean life to give “voice to the ocean, [to] have people reali… https://t.co/I6dqFZhipaIn 1936, Rachel Carson published Silent Spring, an investigation into the harm of man-made pollutants that caught t… https://t.co/ABW5kovV6JChien-Shiung Wu did her major theoretical work after World War II at Columbia University on the behavior of subatom… https://t.co/Rl54NNpoBWIn 1977, physicist Rosalyn Yalow became the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in medicine. She co-discove… https://t.co/J4rCjSzqmyAlice Hamilton, born in 1869, was a toxicology pioneer and the first female faculty at Harvard University. Hamilton… https://t.co/k4VnpILTWlCalled “the matriarch in modern cancer genetics,” Dr. Janet Rowley was a geneticist who was awarded the National Me… https://t.co/g7qkk9oBmFMary Engle Pennington, born in 1872, was a bacteriological chemist and refrigeration engineer. Despite being denied… https://t.co/apiSCQgZOtMaxine Singer is a pioneering molecular biologist who earned the National Medal of Science in 1992. Singer is also… https://t.co/eCgIQdMFFZGet to know a few amazing #WomenInScience in our collection, like Frances Arnold, a scientist, chemical engineer, a… https://t.co/EVUfxuNgJn
3/23
2020
@SebastianSmee 🤗🤗🤗Have paper and pen? Need an art break? Join Jill Galloway in a session exploring blind contouring. Click on the lin… https://t.co/fEHk8qoZuK
3/20
2020
Madam C.J. Walker was one of the most successful African American entrepreneurs of the early 20th century, creating… https://t.co/bQhnzjknrUWatch "Just Below," a performance piece by #Outwin2019 finalist Anna Garner. Garner describes this piece as staging… https://t.co/Oh9zMOFQ1u @pauldiperna https://t.co/CVz1GpDar3We asked 35 top African-American creators — including Oprah, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Misty Copeland and more — to talk ab… https://t.co/mx892CXM8Q
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3/19
2020
We mourn the loss and celebrate the life of Apollo 15 astronaut, aviator, engineer, and storyteller Alfred “Al” Wor… https://t.co/sqSYtrQqtq
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryWhat a great way to tour the museum! Thanks for "visiting" us and the "Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence"… https://t.co/nVsLm9plcIWe know this may be a stressful time so we hope you can slow down this morning and enjoy this #MuseumMomentofZen. 📷… https://t.co/ik3nlima3S
3/18
2020
The newly launched #SmithsonianEdu campaign highlights 1.7 million online tools geared specifically toward students… https://t.co/3oHsLpR0hN
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryEducation is at the heart of how the Smithsonian serves the nation. As schools close, we want teachers to know that… https://t.co/9kyV2L0xXk
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3/17
2020
@allisonchoak @MB6G1 Thanks for visiting us! Looks like everyone had a great time. 😀
3/13
2020
As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will temporarily close… https://t.co/CHpz303MeA
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryA suffragist & journalist, Alice Dunbar-Nelson wrote & spoke about issues like equality in education & healthcare.… https://t.co/RfwYjoPMWr
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryAs a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events through May 3. See… https://t.co/IZguupO7JsDid you know Thomas Jefferson was the nation's first director of the U.S. Census in 1790? The census has been done… https://t.co/csIw3Zvc87
3/12
2020
@smithsoniannpg exhibit features snapshots of Muhammad Ali, John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. https://t.co/Xuu7lhNqKt
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3/11
2020
Born Lydia Kamakaeha, Queen Lili'uokalani became crown princess in 1877 and the first woman to rule Hawaii (before… https://t.co/DPgf1cPesZ
3/10
2020
@cooperhewitt @amhistorymuseum @NMAAHC Teaching in the 1890s, Mary McLeod Bethune saw the dual oppression that Afri… https://t.co/LTLjYRQGj0
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3/9
2020
Two portraits four decades apart, Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman Hughes signal their solidarity and support for… https://t.co/UVRMxBtwGrSargent “was brilliant at conveying both a rich inner life & a dignified reserve. Very alluring! He portrayed the w… https://t.co/SSXL4DnYNU
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3/8
2020
#OTD in 1965, 600 marchers were attacked on #Selma’s Edmund Pettus Bridge during a Voting Rights protest. Known as… https://t.co/ISv9nxFAms
Retweeted by National Portrait Gallery🎉 We ❤️ our director, @KimSajet! https://t.co/ZoKqdqQN62
3/7
2020
We took a field trip and met up with @NMAAHC Curator of Photography and Film, Rhea Combs, to talk about the importa… https://t.co/SlqmGOBAOE
3/5
2020
@smithsoniannpg @ArchivesAmerArt @cooperhewitt @NationalNOW @NMAAHC #BecauseOfHerStory we remember “La Guarachera d… https://t.co/Lu2XXYYCNb
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryCelebrate bold women in history at our Women's History Festival with @VashtiHarrison! ✨ Enjoy artist's workshops, t… https://t.co/dZ2tmu2JvA
3/4
2020
Up until his death, mathematician and physicist Freeman Dyson's thoughts on how the universe functioned and the env… https://t.co/rkMjFSokOq
3/3
2020
The excellent John Singer Sargent exhibit at @smithsoniannpg includes some beautiful charcoal portraits of American… https://t.co/kQuc1G3jv5
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryHere are my latest thoughts ⁦@CNNStyle⁩ 📝 how museums like ⁦@smithsoniannpg⁩ 🏛 can offer emotional authenticity in… https://t.co/OZu9EATJrH
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3/2
2020
Never-before-seen John Singer Sargent drawings are coming to the @smithsoniannpg https://t.co/gFg5IZXgqc
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2/28
2020
From the @MorganLibrary to the Portrait Gallery! "John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal" has made its way down… https://t.co/p7buiWQIhtTonight! Talk @smithsoniannpg in Chinatown 7pm, Free https://t.co/EBBIo3vPEn
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2/27
2020
In addition to high resolution images, you can now download, share, and remix other types of Smithsonian resources,… https://t.co/oibfJo60gc
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryOn March 26, @thelilynews will be screening their documentary short "The Jessicas are Turning 30" As part of the… https://t.co/gf8OW7xHg8
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2/26
2020
Announcing our #OpenAccess initiative for cultural heritage #3D! 27 world class organizations including… https://t.co/fUl4r27b4J
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryThe Museum Store will be closed for a refresh from Saturday, February 29 through Sunday, March 8. Credit card sales… https://t.co/5aak6y1EZEWith #SmithsonianOpenAccess now you can download, transform, and share 2.8 million of the @smithsonian’s digital co… https://t.co/CYwYCgfj8r
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryTune in for more! #SmithsonianOpenAccesshttps://t.co/CGnZzK53b8
2/25
2020
We remember Katherine Johnson, influential NASA mathematician who calculated the flight path for America’s first sp… https://t.co/kj6qw7AVVi
Retweeted by National Portrait Gallery @RonCohnDC @eastcityart Hi - try this link: https://t.co/QKwzlqkB2S @smithsoniannpg Presents #JohnSingerSargent: Portraits in Charcoal : https://t.co/Cl1yNZLTs6 https://t.co/40magGsmYV
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryThis is a young artist inspired by @aoctaviusw portrait during the Drawn to Figures class @smithsoniannpg. A friend… https://t.co/wiHijWfpQN
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2/24
2020
Join us and Netflix for a screening and panel discussion of the Netflix original series, "Self Made: Inspired by th… https://t.co/HZ4ygRYIauD.C. PEEPS: Head to @PoliticsProse for the DC launch of The Obama Portraits. 👇 Sunday, February 23 https://t.co/mX6UpvaSXX @STA_Brookland Thanks for visiting us!
2/21
2020
@haydabeck @BarackObama @MichelleObama @kehindewileyart Thanks for visiting! @CREredwingsART Thanks for visiting - We hope your visit has inspired your art students!😍 See and read more BTS content about the making of the Obama portraits in our new book with @PrincetonUPress:… https://t.co/tImgN1ewzt @MrsWeiss_Art @BarackObama @MichelleObama Wow, very cool!I am proud to share my experience on one of the most humbling experiences I've had as a curator at @smithsoniannpg,… https://t.co/dRXHqJYZye
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryWe received over 600 applications for this year's Teen Portrait Competition... Congratulations to Chiemeka Offor a… https://t.co/j2sp2rssaU
2/20
2020
@MissFannon @BelleViewES Love this! ✨
2/18
2020
George Washington recently visited the @smithsoniannpg and ran into an old frenemy 😬 *ahem* @TJMonticello... Watch… https://t.co/UUVD7BwxbS
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2/15
2020
After #FrederickDouglass escaped slavery and fled north in 1838, he took on a new name. The year of his birth is kn… https://t.co/25Zw92Bggx
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryTwirlin’ into the long weekend like…. At the opening gala of @smithsoniannpg in 1968, representatives of the Dupo… https://t.co/cxrHMdXzLE
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryFollowing their marriage in 1948, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis gradually built up a reputation in movies, theater, and… https://t.co/bqh1XOZeZBPioneers in the field of monumental installation art, Christo and Jeanne-Claude began their artistic collaboration… https://t.co/gYenpDxNcYIn 1963, Richard and Mildred Loving went to court to challenge the Virginia law that made their interracial marriag… https://t.co/b1EJvQYPivTogether Bill and Melinda Gates created the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with the mission of helping people live… https://t.co/KIscGZeoarWhat is a list of power couples without mentioning Beyoncé and Jay-Z? These two artists have found success in their… https://t.co/rkHQkzn2FwSome of history's most iconic couples have changed American culture as individuals, but also with their partner. Le… https://t.co/3dKU8afZj0.@kehindewileyart on painting @BarackObama: “He wanted to be a man of the people. If you look at the portrait, he’s… https://t.co/m2xNkCzvdC
Retweeted by National Portrait Gallery📅 TOMORROW: PRESIDENTIAL FAMILY FUN DAY! Enjoy crafts, music, dancing, games, and more. Celebrate with:… https://t.co/zjiXsKhRUK
2/14
2020
Have you ever tasted margarin? It is one of the 450+ products that George Washington Carver helped create. He was b… https://t.co/OPxwYKYxRl
Retweeted by National Portrait GalleryA place of mourning was probably not what Congress had in mind when they established @smithsoniannpg in 1962, but p… https://t.co/082kwkIPfd
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2/12
2020
@MaryAliceYeskey @PrincetonUPress @BarackObama @MichelleObama 🤗🤗🤗🤗This weekend I was wandering the @smithsoniannpg and came across this amazing portrait of @francesarnold by… https://t.co/OuslZZ76ux
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2/11
2020
Celebrate President's Day with us this Saturday from 11:30-3 pm! President's Family Fun Day will feature fun crafts… https://t.co/lo583uP3zQIf anyone needs any #ValentinesDay ideas... 🥰 Thanks for making us part of this special moment. 💕 https://t.co/3puETVqsJY
2/10
2020

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