Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs

Isadora Duncan by Arnold Genthe / Gelatin silver print, c. 1916 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

October 10, 2008 – February 1, 2009
National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC
2nd Floor, North

Women of Our Time is a photographic celebration of 91 women who have challenged and changed America. These revealing portraits show women who have reached the summit of achievement in politics, business, arts, sports, performance, music, humanitarianism, and science. Included are rarely seen photographs of such women as Margaret Wise Brown, Amelia Earhart, Althea Gibson, Billie Holiday, Helen Keller, Marilyn Monroe, Georgia O'Keeffe, Gertrude Stein, Gloria Steinem, and Wendy Wasserstein. In addition, this exhibition features works of the most distinquished 20th-century photographers, including Philippe Halsman, Lotte Jacobi, Lisette Model, Irving Penn, and Edward Steichen.

Two companion publications