"Edward R. Murrow" (1956), a gelatin silver print, was gifted to the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery by Estrellita Karsh.
Nov. 12: Teenage Diaries Revisited
Back in 1996, a group of teenagers were given tape recorders and asked to talk about their lives for the NPR series Teenage Diaries. Listeners became acquainted with people such as Josh, a young man with Tourette’s syndrome, football star Frankie, whose father was incarcerated, and teen mom Melissa. Tomorrow night at 7 you can find out what's happened to the once-teenagers in Teenage Diaries Revisited, a live multimedia event at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in D.C. Two of the five diarists, Josh and Melissa, will be joined on stage by Radio Diaries Founder and Executive Producer Joe Richman and Melissa Block, host of All Things Considered.
Nov. 8-Apr. 27, 2014: Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits
A collection of iconic 20th-century photographs is currently on display at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. The first rotation of Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits features nearly 30 images of figures such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Grace Kelly, Albert Einstein and Ernest Hemingway. The work will be up through April 27, then switched over for the second installation, which opens in May.
Music: “Breathe (Instrumental Version)” by The Cinematic Orchestra