In an exclusive report from Vanity Fair, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery today released the list of presenters for the seven public figures who will be honored at the Gallery’s 2022 Portrait of a Nation Gala on November 12 in Washington, DC.
VF reports: “The biennial tradition began in 2015 and spotlights individuals doing transformative work across industries. During November’s celebratory gala, each recipient’s featured portrait will be revealed to them. ‘It is important to honor and celebrate the people who are making a difference and inspiring others,’ said Kim Sajet, director of the National Portrait Gallery.”
Sajet continued, “The presenters, each of whom have a special relationship with the honorees, help us to offer meaningful thanks to this year’s awardees for their significant contributions to our nation.”
Here is the full list from VF:
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and president of Emerson Collective, will present a portrait to New York Times best-selling author and founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés.
Fifteen-time Grammy Award–winning artist and entrepreneur Alicia Keys will present to fellow Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Clive Davis.
Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson will present a portrait to Emmy, BAFTA, and Peabody–winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay.
Former First Lady of the United States Hillary Clinton will present to Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund.
David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chairman of the Carlyle Group, will unveil the portrait of Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president.
Co-CEO and president of Ariel Investments Mellody Hobson will present to 23-time Grand Slam champion and entrepreneur Serena Williams.
And together, Sonya Haffey, principal of V Starr, and Isha Price, CEO of Price Consulting Group LLC, will present to Venus Williams, entrepreneur and winner of seven Grand Slam titles.
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