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Fauci Among ‘Portrait of a Nation’ Awardees

Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID director and President Biden’s chief medical advisor

NIAID director and President Biden’s chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci will be among several 2022 Portrait of a Nation awardees, who will be celebrated by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. 

The Portrait of a Nation Award goes to individuals selected from the roster of contemporary Americans whose portraits reside in the gallery’s collection. “Recipients have made significant contributions across diverse fields and have demonstrated a significant commitment to service, and the values of creativity, individuality, insight and inquiry,” according to the gallery’s website.

Artists, musicians and friends of the National Portrait Gallery will celebrate the renowned honorees at a “Portrait of a Nation” gala in the museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard.

The NIH’er is one of seven individuals to be recognized “for their transformational impact on the nation’s history, development and culture,” noted the gallery on its site. “We are proud to introduce [this year’s honorees] who embody creativity, individuality, excellence and service to the people of our country.”

Fauci’s fellow honorees are chef José Andrés, music producer Clive Davis, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman and tennis stars Serena Williams and Venus Williams. 

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