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Curator Tour of The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today by Taína Caragol



Join Taína Caragol, curator of painting and sculpture and Latino art and history, for a tour of "The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today" before the exhibition closes!

Feb 12, 2023. From: 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

The tour will feature the work of several artists in the exhibition.


The National Portrait Gallery's triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition celebrates excellence in the art of portraiture. As the realization of a gift made by Virginia Outwin Boochever (1920–2005) to the Smithsonian, both the competition and this exhibition demonstrate the power of one individual to make a transformative impact. The forty-two portraits on view here were selected through an open call that garnered more than 2,700 entries from artists working across the United States and Puerto Rico. The artists responded with works that engage contemporary society, many providing new insights into the unprecedented reality we have experienced in the time surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.


The selected finalists create artwork in a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, textiles, video, and performance. They demonstrate how capacious and changing the genre of portraiture can be and illuminate the genre's power to make visible a multitude of life experiences. 


The competition and exhibition are made possible by the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Endowment, which was established by Virginia Outwin Boochever, a longtime docent at the National Portrait Gallery. The endowment is sustained by her family.

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