Last weekend, I visited the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. to check out the exhibit “One Life: Kate, a Centennial Celebration“. The exhibit has some really great pieces from Katharine Hepburn’s life – artwork, movie posters, theater programs, videos, even some clothing. But the highlight of the exhibit is seeing Katharine Hepburn’s four Academy Awards up close. The exhibit is going on from now until September 28, so check it out if you’re in D.C. this summer.
Also at the National Portrait Gallery is “Ballyhoo: Posters as Portraiture“, which looks at poster art in American culture. “Ballyhoo” also addresses how a celebrity can enhance a poster and how posters have defined the reputations of prominent Americans. The exhibit is going on until February 28, 2009.