National Portrait Gallery
It was Diana Vreeland, whose skill, imagination and discipline, defined the job of a modern fashion editor
September 11, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
With 2012's national party conventions and subsequent coverage upon us, curator Amy Henderson from the National Portrait Gallery looks back at the most trusted man in news
August 27, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
This week, learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen, test your Olympic trivia and learn how to care for your heirlooms
August 20, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Before you settle into your couch to watch the Olympics, get down to the Smithsonian for exhibits, games and more.
July 24, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Winners of the museum's Teen Portrait Competition discuss their portraits and the stories behind them.
July 18, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
As NBC's "Parks and Recreation" prepares to shoot its season five opener in D.C., we offer up five must-sees for the newest city councilmember of Pawnee, Indiana
July 17, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Historian David C. Ward recounts the short but unprecedented Civil War attack on Washington, D.C. at the Battle of Fort Stevens on July 11, 1864.
July 11, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Smithsonian and Google Maps launched an easy to use application Tuesday providing step by step directions inside 17 museums and the National Zoo.
July 11, 2012 | By Leah Binkovitz
Guest blogger and Portrait Gallery historian Amy Henderson reflects on the Gallery's Olympian collection.
July 09, 2012 | By Amy Henderson
“Six Degrees of Peggy Bacon” shows how one relatively unknown but well-connected artist was linked to many of art and society’s most influential people.
July 06, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine
“One Life: Amelia Earhart” takes visitors on a clockwise journey around the one-room exhibit, a thoughtful, deliberate selection of photographs, artwork and memorabilia documents an extraordinary life.
June 29, 2012 | By Kat J. McAlpine
This weekend, commemorate Amelia Earhart, observe the bicentennial of the War of 1812 and make your own graphic tee.
June 28, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
To commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, the museum debuts a curated collection of portraits and artifacts
June 15, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
This weekend celebrate World Oceans Day, 100 Years of Girl Scouts and hat designer, Lula Mae Reeves
June 07, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
This week, watch the transit of Venus, take a "living portrait," and explore the work of Chinese dissident artist Ai WeiWei.
June 04, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This week, watch a tarantula feeding, test your Hollywood knowledge at the National Portrait Gallery's trivia night, and learn about the extraordinary phenomenon of bird migration.
May 29, 2012 | By Aviva Shen
This post is part of our ongoing series in which ATM invites guest bloggers from among the Smithsonian Institution’s scientists, curators, researchers and historians to write for us. The National Portrait Gallery’s cultural historian Amy Henderson recently wrote about Louis Armstrong’s last recorded performance at the National Press Club. A front page article in May [...]
May 25, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
This weekend celebrate Asian-Pacific Heritage Month, do the Mambo at the National Museum of African Art and witness Tom Stone carve a traditional Hawiian surfboard.
May 17, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Events May 4-6: Cool off with IMAX, Fly a kite at the Sackler and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Smithsonian
This weekend, view the spectacular journey of a polar bear and her cubs in IMAX, make your own Korean kite and join Smithsonian in kicking off the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration.
May 03, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
Guest blogger and Portrait Gallery historian Amy Henderson discusses Louis Armstrong and the meaning of stardom
April 24, 2012 | By Amy Henderson