The Smithsonian’s Portraits Of Pittsburgh: Works From The National Portrait Gallery

Date(s) - 03/21/2020 - 10/04/2020
12:00 am

Senator John Heinz History Center


The end date of this exhibit is estimated.

On display are nearly 60 works of art from the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery — one of the largest loans of artwork ever issued by the prestigious collection —- that feature original paintings, sketches and prints showcasing notable Americans with Pittsburgh connections who exemplify the innovations, challenges and motivations that have shaped this region and our nation.

The Smithsonian Institution is a collection of museums and research centers operated by the United States government. Its eclectic holdings (over 154 million items) and facilities reflect a wide array of subjects from history to zoology. The institute was founded in 1846 through a bequest in the will of British scientist James Smithson (1765-1829). The National Portrait Gallery is the only museum in the U.S. dedicated solely to portraiture and draws more than 1.1 million visitors per year.

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