The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum will close to the public at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 for an Inaugural event. All afternoon tours and programs on that day are canceled.

About Us

Skylights in the museum's great hall

Press Room

Welcome to the online press room for the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. Here journalists will find contacts, press releases, and information concerning the museum's public programs, and exhibitions.

Contact Us

For Press Inquires:
Marielba Alvarez


For Image and Filming Requests:
Ellie Skochdopole

To obtain permission to use an image for non-profit or commercial use please visit the museum’s Rights & Reproductions page.