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Exploring American and Cultural Identity Through Portraiture

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Civics +3 Age Levels Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

How do Americans identify as American?  In this collection we will lock at works by artists and ask how groups fof Americans from different Ethnic backgrounds perceive their American identity.  #NPGteach

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shimomura Crossing the Delaware

National Portrait Gallery

Asian American Identity - Smithsonian Portraits of Encounter

Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center

Diary: December 12, 1941

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fred T. Korematsu

National Portrait Gallery


National Portrait Gallery

César Chávez

National Portrait Gallery