Frame an Iconic American: Final days to vote


Over 10,000 votes have been cast in our contest to choose the subject of a new biographical portrait by Robert Weingarten, a noted photographic artist. If you haven't voted yet, join this unprecedented opportunity to collaborate on the creation of a new Smithsonian treasure.

Read about notable historical figures Audie Murphy, Alice Paul, Celia Cruz, Samuel Morse, and Frederick Douglass and then vote below for the figure you would like to see portrayed. Voting ends May 28, 2012, midnight Eastern time.

After the winning figure is formally announced, the public will have further opportunity to provide input, so check back on our blog to participate!


See who won and what happens next.


This project is inspired by the exhibition Pushing Boundaries: Portraits by Robert Weingarten, on view July 2-October 14 at the Smithsonian’s International Gallery, Ripley Center on the National Mall.