December 5, 1975

“Peggy Bacon: Personalities and Places” opens at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the National Museum of American Art. The exhibition contains 192 paintings, prints, drawings and pastels that depict the follies and foibles of mankind through the metaphorical use of animals. The artist’s satirical portraits provide a witty and revealing record of society in the 1920s and 1930s.

Posted: 5 December 2010
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Alex di Giovanni is primarily responsible for "other duties as assigned" in the Office of Communications and External Affairs. She has been with the Smithsonian since 2006 and plans to be interred in the Smithson crypt.