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.

Dempsey-Willard Fight: Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard by James Montgomery Flagg / Oil on canvas, 1944

Dempsey-Willard Fight: Jack Dempsey and Jess Willard by James Montgomery Flagg / Oil on canvas, 1944 /National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dempsey

Champions

Ongoing
Third floor mezzanine

“Champions” salutes dynamic American sports figures whose impact beyond the athletic realm made them part of the larger story of the nation. A lively combination of portraits, artifacts, memorabilia and videos enhances the exhibition.

  • Champions Exhibition

    View of "Champions." Photo by Matailong Du.

  • Champions Exhibition

    View of "Champions." Photo by Matailong Du.