Frame an Iconic American: Vote for your favorite historical figure


Frame an Iconic American

Help choose a historical figure whose biographical portrait will be composed by Robert Weingarten, a noted photographic artist. Read about Audie Murphy, Alice Paul, Celia Cruz, Samuel Morse, and Frederick Douglass and then vote for the figure you would like to see portrayed.

The finished portrait will be unveiled this fall and displayed at the Smithsonian.  Voting opens May 11, 2012 and runs through May 26, 2012. Voting extended through May 28!


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.