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Portraits of Anthony Fauci and Ava DuVernay Will Hang in the Smithsonian

Their portraits will be included along with those of Venus and Serena Williams, José Andrés, Clive Davis, and Marian Wright Edelman.


Seven Americans will receive the distinct honor of having their portraits included in the national portrait gallery  in Washington, dc, including filmmaker Ava Duvernay, us chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci, and tennis players venue and Serena Williams, the museum announced today.

“the portrait of a nation award reminds us that history is living and the choices people make have an impact on the nation’s legacy,” Kim Sajet, director of the NPG, said in a statement.


Other 2022 portrait of a nation awardees include chef and humanitarian jose andrés, record producer Clive davis, and children’s rights activist marina wright edelman. Honorees will be invited to celebrate their awards at the biennial portrait of a nation gala — which was postponed a year due to covid-19 — and their portraits will hang in the “recent acquisitions” exhibition from November 10 this year through October 22, 2023.


The portraits will either be freshly commissioned or acquired and will become a part of the npg’s permanent collection. Recent past honorees include designer Carolina Herrera, architect Maya Lin, filmmaker spike lee, and the musical group earth, wind & fire.The non-local honorees are Serena Williams and Venus Williams, Ava duvernay, and Clive Davis.


They’ll all have portraits on display at the museum from November 10 of this year through October 22, 2023, and their likenesses will join the portrait gallery’s permanent collection. They’ll pick up their awards on November 12 at a gala.


Three people with deep connections to the Washington, dc, region will be honored by the smithsonian’s national portrait gallery. Dr. Anthony fauci, josé andrés, and marian wright edelman are among the 2022 recipients of the portrait of a nation award, which “recognizes extraordinary individuals who have made transformative contributions to the united states and its people across numerous fields of endeavor, ranging from the arts and sciences to sports and humanitarianism.”





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