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Tours, Talks and Events

Dropping by the Gallery during your lunch hour or stopping by after work? We have many programs designed specifically for adult learners.


Docent Tours
Docent led tours are offered:

11:45 a.m., 1:00, 2:15, and 3:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday:
11:45 a.m., 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m.

Meet in the F Street Lobby

Group Tours
Tours of America's Presidents, the Permanent Collections, Highlights of the National Portrait gallery and temporary, special exhibitions are available for groups of 12 or more. To schedule a tour please email: or call:
(202) 633-8519.

Six weeks or more advance notice is appreciated. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. Tour requests depend on the availability of docents, gallery size, and other factors. Please note, submitting a tour request does not guarantee a tour.

Daily calendar of Public Walk-in Tours tours

Gallery360 is a conversation about the portraits in a single gallery, led by the artist who created them. Ask an established or emerging artist about their inspiration or the evolution of their work at Gallery360. Take a look around.

All Gallery360 programs meet in the F Street Lobby of the museum.

Rob Mathews

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Ben Durham

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Mary Borgman

Saturday, May 11, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Adam Chapman

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Mequitta Ahuja

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

Gallery360 Archive:

Gallery360 presents John Kascht


National Portrait Gallery Pop Quiz:

Kogod Courtyard
(For ages 18 and up)

Come play the National Portrait Gallery’s new multimedia collection–inspired trivia game.

Snacks and beverages are available for purchase in the Courtyard Cafe.

Cultures in Motion
Over the past 20 years Cultures in Motion has entertained and enlightened visitors by offering a window into the many extraordinary individuals who have helped shape this country. These unique performances, featuring talented actors, singers and musicians, are a popular program for the National Portrait Gallery.

Programs are free; reservations are required.

Reel Portraits
Reel Portraits presents feature and documentary films related to National Portrait gallery exhibitions and collections, with introductions by specially-informed presenters.

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Phone: (202) 633-8500
FAX: (202) 633-8521
Mailing Address:
Office of Education
National Portrait Gallery
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, D.C. 20013-0712


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Listen to Gallery portrait talks, lectures, and events via iTunesU


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