Beyoncé’s ‘Vogue’ Portrait Will Be Displayed at Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery


Beyoncé is coming to the Smithsonian.

Photographer Tyler Mitchell first said that his portrait of Bey, which landed on the cover of Vogue last September, has been acquired by Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. 

"We are delighted to acquire this magnificent portrait of Beyoncé," Leslie Ureña, associate curator of photographs at the Smithsonian, confirmed in a statement to CNN on Tuesday (Aug. 6).

The Institution will reportedly add the portrait to its collection in Washington D.C. as part of an exhibit to be displayed at a later date.

Mitchell made history by becoming the first African-American to shoot a cover for the iconic publication. "A year ago today we broke the flood gates open," he wrote. "Now I’m glad to share this picture is being acquired into the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection."

Billboard has reached out to the Smithsonian for additional details.

See Mitchell's announcement below.