|Currently on View:
BRAVO! and Champions
Third Floor Mezzanines
Two additional exhibitions feature particular themes in American life.
individuals who have brought the performing arts to life, beginning with P.T. Barnum, who raised the
curtain on modern entertainment in the late-19th century and continuing through the present.
Champions salutes the dynamic American sports figures whose impact has extended beyond the
athletic realm and made them a part of the larger story of the nation. A lively combination of portraits,
artifacts, memorabilia and videos enhances both exhibitions.
Bob Hope / Marisol Escobar/
Polychromed wood /
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard /James Montgomery Flagg /
1944 / Oil on canvas /
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dempsey
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