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Hank Aaron Painting to Grace Portrait Gallery

Via AL.com: In honor of Hank Aaron’s 80th birthday yesterday, the Smithsonian will honor the revered slugger this weekend:

[H]e’ll speak on Saturday as part of the Living Portrait Series in the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium.

A painting of Aaron will be unveiled in the National Portrait Gallery this weekend.

“I was there with Andrew Young when they hung his (portrait),” Aaron said. “You’re on a different level when you get there. You’ve achieved a lot, and somebody upstairs loves you. I don’t know — you feel like somebody special.”

H/T: Yahoo Big League Stew

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.


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