The National Portrait Gallery has commissioned a portrait of Bill and Melinda Gates by Jon Friedman that will be installed in the museum’s “Recent Acquisitions” exhibition May 17.
The painting will be on view when the museum opens at 11:30 a.m., and at noon Friedman will give a talk about the portrait and the process he used to create this work.
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story. The museum is located at Eighth and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C. 20001