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All About the Benjamins: Art Depicting Ben Franklin

All about the Benjamins Century Vase, 2016, by Roberto Lugo

You can find some of the most enduring portraits of the inventor, scientist, writer, and diplomat at the museum. This sampling from the collection includes more traditional pieces like an exquisite marble bust from 1779 to a contemporary vase that places the Founding Father amid song lyrics, symbols, and rappers’ names.