Right to Democracy launched in advance of an exciting new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery titled 1898: U.S. Imperial Visions and Revisions.

The Exhibition takes place on the 125th anniversary of 1898, a year that “witnessed the United States become an empire with overseas territories.” It will run from April 28, 2023, through Feb. 25, 2024. Prior to Right to Democracy’s DC launch reception on May 25th at DLA Piper, we will be gathering for a tour of the National Portrait Gallery’s new exhibition 1898: U.S. Imperial Visions and Revisions, led by curator Taína Caragol.

A 272 page book titled 1898: Visual Culture and U.S. Imperialism in the Caribbean and the Pacific will also be published as part of the Exhibition, including an essay by Right to Democracy Co-Director Neil Weare. Neil was also invited as a panelist for the film screening of the Exhibition on September 24th, 2023.

More information about the 1898 Exhibition is available at the National Portrait Gallery’s website here.