One Life: Amelia Earhart

June 29, 2012 – May 27, 2013
National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC
1st Floor, East

Amelia Earhart achieved international celebrity status as the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an airplane in 1928. Timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of her disappearance in 1937, this one-room exhibition tells the story of her remarkable life and career, focusing particular attention on her role in breaking barriers for women. On view is a selection of portraits in all artistic media, along with rare vintage film and audio excerpts.