October 1, through May 30, 2011
Newspaper publisher Katharine Graham (1917–2001) led an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. Born into privilege, she was catapulted onto the international stage as publisher of The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal.
The exhibition includes several photographs to narrate key moments in her life including a portrait by Richard Avedon, drawings, original newspapers from the time of the Watergate scandal, the Pulitzer Prize for her memoir, Personal History (1998) and video of a Living Self-Portrait interview of Graham by former Portrait Gallery director Marc Pachter. Amy Henderson is the curator for this exhibition.
Katharine Graham / Richard Avedon, 1976/ Gelatin silver print / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; this acquisition was made possible by generous contributions of the Jeane W. Austin and the James Smithson Society/ © Richard Avedon
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