What: 

Tour with curator of “One Life: Amelia Earhart”

When: 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 – 9:30am11:30am

Where: 

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery
Eighth and G streets N.W.

Amelia Earhart is best known for her feats as a pilot, but she was also a bold champion for gender equality. Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Earhart’s disappearance, a new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will recognize her life and remarkable career with a special focus on her commitment to women’s rights and women in aviation. Earhart’s biography will be told through portraits, a selection of books and essays she wrote, a compelling audio and video kiosk, which includes first-hand footage of her 1932 flight, and other objects that tell more about her experiences—her pilot’s license and leather flying helmet. The one-room exhibition will be on view June 29 through May 27, 2013.

Note to editors: Selected images for publicity may be downloaded from a password-protected FTP site. Call (202) 633-8295 or email lowmana@si.edu to access the site.

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SI-292-2012


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