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May 17, 2017
NPG Acquisition


Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Acquisition of Jack Mitchell Photograph
s

We are proud to announce the second major acquisition of a body of photographs
by Jack Mitchell into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery.

The acquisition includes sixteen Jack Mitchell photographs representing eighteen first time
subject inductions into the museum's collection of prominent American writers, artists and performers.
The subjects are Arthur Bell, Michael Bennett, Sarah Caldwell, Glen Campbell, Marge and Gower Champion,
Masazumi Chaya, John Corigliano, Neil Diamond, Fred Ho, Robert Joffrey, Angela Lansbury, James Levine,
David Mamet, Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Paul Taylor.

The Photographs:


Village Voice journalist, author and LGBT rights activist Arthur Bell – 1973
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Choreographer/Director ("A Chorus Line") Michael Bennett – 1966
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Opera conductor Sarah Caldwell photographed in October 1975
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved





Country music singer Glen Campbell photographed in 1973
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved





Husband-and-wife dance team Marge and Gower Champion – 1958
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Alvin Ailey dancer and Associate Artistic Director Masazumi Chaya – 1979
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Composer John Corigliano – 1991
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond – 1972
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



American jazz baritone saxophonist and composer Fred Ho, 1995
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Dancer, teacher, producer, choreographer, and co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet Robert Joffrey - 1964
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Actress Angela Lansbury as "Mame" – 1966
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine - 1982
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Pulitzer prize-winning playwright David Mamet, on the set of "American Buffalo" on Broadway in January 1977
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Musicians and friends Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman photographed at Perlman's apartment in 1978
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, 1979
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved



Dancer/choreographer Paul Taylor photographed April 3, 1964
Photograph © Jack Mitchell • All Rights Reserved


In 2015 the National Portrait Gallery acquired ten Jack Mitchell portraits of prominent American visual artists
including Robert Rauschenberg, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Indiana, Ray Johnson, Eric Fischl, Richard Estes,
Alex Katz, Duane Hanson, Philip Pearlstein and Ian Hornak.

 



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