Raise a glass to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeff Bezos, who will soon join the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery as part of its “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition.
The gallery has acquired images of the “Hamilton” creator, Amazon CEO and four more 2019 American Portrait Gala honorees to preview Washington, D.C.'s biennial American Portrait Gala on Nov. 17. R&B band Earth, Wind & Fire, Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour, chemical engineer Frances H. Arnold and former PepsiCo Inc. CEO Indra Nooyi round out the list of honorees whose portraits will be open to the public from Nov. 15 through Aug. 30, 2020.
Miranda will be displayed, clad in full “Hamilton” garb, in a photo by Mark Seliger that first appeared on a 2016 cover of Rolling Stone. Meanwhile, Bezos wears a simple button-down shirt and tie in Robert McCurdy’s minimalist oil-on-canvas. Wintour and Earth, Wind & Fire are photographed by the renowned Annie Leibovitz and Bruce W. Talamon, respectively.
(Mark Seliger, digitized by Mark Gulezian / NPG)
The gala is also set to feature a performance from Earth, Wind & Fire. Presenters for the ceremony include former First Lady Michelle Obama, “The Late Late Show” host James Corden, record producer Clive Davis and more. View more portraits from the “Recent Acquisitions” exhibit below.
(Robert McCurdy, digitized by Mark Gulezian / NPG)
(Bruce W. Talamon)
(Jon R. Friedman)
(Katy Grannan, digitized by Mark Gulezian / NPG)