The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery will honor Fauci, six others in upcoming gala

“We are proud to introduce the 2022 Portrait of a Nation Honorees who embody creativity, individuality, excellence, and service to the people of our country,” the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery said in a statement revealing that Fauci, along with six others will be honored at a November gala to “celebrate seven remarkable individuals for their transformational impact on the nation’s history, development, and culture.”

FILE - Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) 

FILE – Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaks during the daily briefing at the White House  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)  (AP)

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Joining Fauci on the list of celebrated names are tennis superstars Serena Williams and Venus Williams, longtime music industry executive Clive Davis, restaurateur Jose Andres, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman.

“The Portrait of a Nation Award is awarded to individuals selected from the illustrious roster of contemporary Americans whose portraits reside in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection,” the Smithsonian explained. “Recipients have made significant contributions across diverse fields and have demonstrated a significant commitment to service, and the values of creativity, individuality, insight, and inquiry.”

United States' Serena Williams makes a forehand return to Russia's Anastasia Potapova during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

United States’ Serena Williams makes a forehand return to Russia’s Anastasia Potapova during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

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