Go Inside the Smithsonian’s American Portrait Gala, Honoring Bill T. Jones, Spike Lee, and More

Photos   Go Inside the Smithsonian’s American Portrait Gala, Honoring Bill T. Jones, Spike Lee, and More
 
The event, held November 19 in Washington D.C., raised $1 million in support of the museum’s exhibition programming.
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Bill T. Jones Zach Hilty

Two-time Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening, Fela!), Oscar, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy-winning actor and singer Rita Moreno (West Side Story, The Ritz), and two-time Academy Award-nominated director Spike Lee (Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, 4 Little Girls) were among the five individuals honored at the Smithsonian’s biennial American Portrait Gala November 19 in Washington, D.C. The event raised $1 million to support the museum’s exhibition programming.

The honorees, whose portraits reside in the National Portrait Gallery, were presented with the Portrait of a Nation Prize for their lasting impact on history, development, and culture.

Flip through photos of the event below:

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