Editors' pick

American Cool


Editorial Review

By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, September 5, 2014

It’s not exactly the kind of cool front that those who are sick of summer might be craving, but the exhibition “American Cool” ---- which includes photographic portraits of 100 such chill celebrities as Johnny Depp and the late Lauren Bacall ---- is pushing through the area this weekend. The National Portrait Gallery exhibition, which attempts to illuminate, not define, an ineffable quality, closes Sunday.