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Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

What You Haven't Heard About the New Maya Angelou Stamp

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Kristi York Wooten

In all the fuss over the quote, the stamp's amazingly lifelike image of the smiling poet and author has been underappreciated.

The Smithsonian Celebrates the Faces of American Poetry

John Lundberg | Posted 12.21.2012 | Arts
John Lundberg

The Smithsonian exhibit is great way to meditate on how American poetry has changed in response to American culture, and how it will continue to change. As Whitman put it "I tramp a perpetual journey, (come listen all!)."

Shame Upon Shame: The National Portrait Gallery is Pummeled by Protest

Cat Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Cat Weaver

James T. Bartlett has resigned as National Portrait Gallery commissioner, in protest of the Smithsonian's removal of David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly from the "Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" exhibition.