Part of a series of installations celebrating the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the institution will host “One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey,” for nearly one year, beginning this June. The one-room exhibition looks back on a time that was rife with boiling political, social, and cultural energy. The Vietnam War was nearing its turning point, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, and there were landmark events like the first manned orbit of the moon, and the opening of the exhibit host institution—The National Portrait Gallery. Portraits and relics from a number of icons like Jimi Hendrix, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy make this exhibit a must-visit.
June 29, 2018 – May 19, 2019
Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery