This exhibition marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington and King’s stirring “I Have a Dream ” speech. Through historic photographs, prints, paintings, and memorabilia—chosen principally from the Portrait Gallery’s extensive collection—this one-room exhibition traces the trajectory of King’s career, from his rise to prominence as the leader of the national civil rights movement to his subsequent work as an antiwar activist and advocate for those living in poverty.
The exhibition has additional portraits not included in this website, and is on display from June 28, 2013, through June 1, 2014. The curator of this exhibition is National Portrait Gallery, senior curator of photographs, Ann Shumard.
The National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, tells the stories of America through the individuals who have shaped U.S. culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts, and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists who speak American history.
Location: The National Portrait Gallery is conveniently located at Eighth and F Streets, NW, in Washington D.C., above the Gallery Place–Chinatown Metrorail station (red, yellow, and green lines).
Museum Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily. Closed December 25.
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National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
June 28, 2013 through June 1, 2014
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