Portraits By The People: Celebrating 55 Years of Local Stories at Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum

By Editorial Team on September 12, 2022

Thu, 15 September 2022 - Thu, 15 September 2022

Event: Thursday, September 15 from 6-8:30pm


Join Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum to see the faces that make up the fabric of our neighborhoods, as the community-based portraits shared with the Museum as part of “Portraits by the People” are projected on the side of the Museum. The event takes place 6-8:30pm with projections starting just after sunset. In addition to interactives and giveaways, Soul & Ink will be on-site with limited edition interactive screen printing. Registration is recommended(link is external).

Since its founding in 1967, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum has been powered by the people and stories of the Washington, D.C. region. In celebration of the Museum’s 55th anniversary, ACM has asked residents of the D.C. region to submit portraits of themselves as the Museum looks to its next 55 years and beyond! ‘Portraits by the People’ continues the museum’s tradition of preserving and celebrating the local stories which make up our diverse neighborhoods.

It is also the last weekend to see ACM’s award-winning exhibit: “Food for the People: Eating Activism in Greater Washington.” Take a deep dive into the food issues of the nation’s capital—past and present—with this outdoor and indoor exhibition featuring artifacts, art installations, videos, and hands-on interactives.

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum 1901 Fort Place SE  Washington, DC 20020. Open Daily from 11am to 4pm |  Closed December 25