By Deborah Martin – – Portrait By Cruz Ortiz.

Portrait of Tomás Ybarra-Frausto added to the National Portrait Gallery.

The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., has acquired a larger-than-life portrait of noted Chicano scholar Tomás Ybarra-Frausto by Cruz Ortiz. The gallery aims to spotlight people who have had an impact on the culture, development and history of the United States. It includes more than 23,000 items, ranging from daguerreotypes to digital images.

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