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Join Lauren Turner, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art and Special Projects, for a first look at The Outwin: American Portraiture Today. Explore how the 2022 winners of the triennial competition held at the National Portrait Gallery have pushed the boundaries of contemporary portraiture, producing moving works that engage with the social and political landscape of our time.

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The Outwin: American Portraiture Today has been organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The competition and exhibition are made possible by the Virginia Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Endowment, established by Virginia Outwin Boochever and sustained by her family. The Ackland’s presentation is supported in part by Caroline and Arthur Rogers.

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Rania Matar (American, born in Lebanon, 1964), Minty, Kayla, Leyah, and Layla, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2020, inkjet print, image: 28 13/16 x 36 in. (73.2 x 91.4 cm). Collection of the artist, courtesy of Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. © Rania Matar.


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