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National Portrait Gallery honors Spanish chef José Andrés

On Wednesday, January 26, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington announced its decision to award Spanish chef and philanthropist José Andrés for the impact his work has generated in the United States.

Andrés will share the tribute with six other personalities who have made significant contributions to the country, such as tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, and Anthony Fauci, the leading epidemiologist in the United States.

The gallery said on its webpage that these figures will receive the Portrait of a Nation award in an exhibition that will open Nov. 12 this year at the museum’s annual gala. The event is expected to raise $3 million in funds for gallery activities.

The National Portrait Gallery presents the award to individuals who have contributed in a variety of fields and demonstrated a significant commitment to service and the values ​​of creativity, individuality, knowledge and study.

In this sense, chef Andrés, who at the age of 52 has lived in the United States for decades, has become a benchmark in philanthropy inside and outside the country thanks to his organization World Central Kitchen, with which it fights against hunger in humanitarian and climatic contexts. seizures.

The exhibition will remain on view until October 2023 and the portraits of the winners will be displayed in the gallery located in downtown Washington DC

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