WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s National Portrait
Gallery will recognize the influence of the “King of Rock n’ Roll,” Elvis
Presley (1935–1977), on American life, history and culture with two
exhibitions in 2010. “One Life: Echoes of Elvis” opens on
Presley’s 75th birth anniversary and is a one-room exhibition devoted to
the evolution and influence of Presley’s image after his death.
The traveling exhibition, “Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred
Wertheimer,” shows a young musician just about to rise to fame.