Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

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Roger Shimomura, Shimomura Crossing the Delaware, 2010, Acrylic on canvas, 3 canvas pane iis each: 72 x 48 inches, Overall Unframed: 72 x 144 inches, Overall Framed: 76 x 148 inches, Acrylic on canvas, 2010. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution ; Gift of Raymond L. Ocampo Jr., Sandra Oleksy Ocampo, and Robert P. Ocampo



Eye to I is especially appropriate in the age of the “selfie.” Organized and drawn from the collection of the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, this exhibition explored how American artists have portrayed themselves through painting, drawing, photography, and video since the beginning of the 20th century. Artists in the exhibition approach self-representation from realist renderings to alter-egos that can reveal or obfuscate their inner lives.