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VISIONARY | The Cumming Family Collection

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VISIONARY | The Cumming Family Collection
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Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection centers on the extraordinary portrait commissioning project launched by collectors Ian and Annette Cumming in 1995. Published on the occasion of a two-part exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, this beautifully produced, limited-edition book features an essay by D. Dodge Thompson and catalogue entries by Brandon Brame Fortune, the museum’s chief curator emerita.

While building their collection, the Cummings selected national and global leaders whose boldness, courage, and perseverance ensured that their legacies would live on a century from now. Over twenty-five years, they worked with artists to create portraits of scientists who made major discoveries; writers who influenced the world with their words; activists who fought for freedom, civil rights, and climate change; Supreme Court justices, and presidents. Several are Nobel Prize winners; we remember them all. Visionary presents several of these portraits, most of which are gifts, or promised gifts, to the National Portrait Gallery. Each work was created by a major American artist and stands as a testament to the Cummings’ creative vision and enlightened patronage. [Click HERE to exhibition website]