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Kinship at The National Portrait Gallery
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Kinship at The National Portrait Gallery

A Man And A Woman Standing Next To Each Other

From Friday, October 28, 2022 to Sunday, January 7, 2024 October 28, 2022 January 7, 2024 Riggs Washington DC

"Kinship" features the work of eight contemporary artists who illuminate the complexities of our closest interpersonal relationships through portraiture. Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Ruth Leonela Buentello, Jess T. Dugan, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Jessica Todd Harper, Thomas Holton, Sedrick Huckaby, and Anna Tsouhlarakis poignantly visualize the nuances of this theme within and outside of family units. Through painting, photography, sculpture, and performance, the artists reveal how kinship, by its very nature, embraces contradictions. They also highlight the crucial role that storytelling and memories have in connecting different generations, encompassing both the living and the dead.

“The Beautyful Ones” Series #3, 2014
Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Acrylic, colored pencil, collage, charcoal, and transfers on paper
Collection of Caren Golden and Peter Herzberg
© Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Photo: Mario Todeschini

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