New to the National Portrait Gallery: Jeff Bezos, Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in D.C. has unveiled its most recent acquisitions, which include a billionaire, a legendary music group, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a fashion industry giant and more.

The portraits are of this year’s six American Portrait Gala honorees: Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos; Grammy Award winners Earth, Wind & Fire; Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the megahit musical “Hamilton”; Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour; Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold; and business leader and former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.

Their portraits will be on display on the museum’s first floor ahead of the American Portrait Gala, from Nov. 15 through Aug. 30, 2020.

The gala, a fundraising event that takes place on Nov. 17, also has a lineup of celebrated presenters, including former first lady Michelle Obama, with CBS This Morning’s Gayle King as master of ceremonies.

Here’s a sneak peek of some of the portraits:

Jeff Bezos

Group Portrait of Earth Wind & Fire 1978 Los Angeles, CA.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Frances Arnold
Indra Nooyi

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