This traveling exhibition presents a spectacular overview of a new form of bead art, the "ndwango" (cloth), developed by a community of women living and working together in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The exhibition was developed by the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum and is organized for tour by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C.
This exhibit features 45 large-scale portraits of homeless individuals from our community taken by local photographer Randy Bacon. Each portrait includes a personal narrative detailing the portrait subject's unique circumstances leading to their homelessness.
At the end of the 19th century, Anders Leonard Zorn (1860-1920) was one of the most well-known portraitists in France, England, and the United States. His talent, and knack for meeting the right people, led him to paint portraits of international celebrities including three U.S. Presidents, Swedish royalty, American railroad tycoons, and renowned artists. This exhibition will present all 96 etchings from the Museum’s permanent collection, showcasing the full collection for the first time in many years.