One Life: Katharine Graham

Katharine Graham at her Washington Post desk by Diana Walker / Color photograph, 1993 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Anonymous

October 1, 2010 – May 30, 2011
National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC
1st Floor, East

The One Life gallery within the museum is devoted to the exploration of the life of one individual.

Newspaper publisher Katharine Graham (1917-2001) led an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. Born into privilege, she was catapulted onto the international stage as publisher of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal. The exhibition includes her Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Personal History (1998) and a video of a Living Self-Portrait interview with Graham and former Portrait Gallery director Marc Pachter.