It’s Renovation Time for “America’s Presidents”
“America’s Presidents” is getting a new look! The exhibition space will close for renovation February 26, 2017 and will reopen September 22, 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery.
From March 24 through September 4, a temporary installation of “America’s Presidents” will open in the west gallery on the second floor.
The temporary exhibition will present contemporary artist Luke DuBois’s Hindsight Is Always 20/20 featuring “word clouds” with words and phrases from the state of the union addresses of 41 presidents ending with George W. Bush. The pieces will capture the lexicon of each president, combining words and images in a way that is both aesthetically appealing and educational.
On September 22, the permanent exhibition area will reopen with invigorated spaces, fresh content, and modernized displays. After months of careful conservation, Gilbert Stuart’s “Lansdowne” portrait will also be back on view in the updated space.