“I Dream a World: Selections From Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women” Exhibit



02/10/2023 12:00 am - 09/10/2023 12:00 am




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The National Portrait Gallery will present a second group of portraits from Brian Lanker’s 1989 book project, I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America. The gallery recently acquired all 75 portraits from the Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographer’s series and is celebrating the acquisition with a two-part exhibition. Like the first installation, the second features portraits of women who have made significant contributions to the arts, activism, literature, politics, and sports, among other disciplines. Subjects include portraits of Althea Gibson, Odetta, Cicely Tyson, and Oprah Winfrey.

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