Have you seen this?Â the Smithsonian’s monthly ‘Focus’ newsletter collects interesting goings-on from around the Institution about collections, events, research, online features and funÂ factoids.
This month, I discovered that the Smithsonian owns the collection of (often) specially-commissioned Time magazine covers, now numbering over 2,000 works of art.Â Did you also know that the Portrait Gallery has a collection of ‘hedcuts’ – those iconic portraits from the front page of the Wall Street Journal?Â Both collections have awesome websites – Cover Art, The Time CollectionÂ and Picturing Business in America.Â
Regardless of their scale, the portraits here areÂ poignant, inspirational, sometimes humorousÂ -basically, the essence of great portraiture. (and of the Portrait Gallery itself!)
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