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Press Room

Media Inquiries Only

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 renovation, public programs, and exhibitions.

For more Smithsonian information and building images go to newsdesk.si.edu.



Recent Museum News

Former National Portrait Gallery Director Martin E. Sullivan, 1944-2014
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Presidents’ Day at the National Portrait Gallery
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National Portrait Gallery Presents American Cool: 100 People Who Define Cool in Arresting Photographs
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The National Portrait Gallery Publishes a Book of Poetry and Photographs from the Past and Present Informed by the Civil War:"Lines in Long Array: A Civil War Commemoration: Poems and Photographs, Past and Present" Co-Edited by David C. Ward and Frank H. Goodyear III
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12 Prize-Winning Poets Read New Work from "Lines in Long Array" First Time the Smithsonian Has Commissioned Works of Poetry
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National Portrait Gallery Announces the Appointment of David C. Ward as Senior Historian
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Four Supreme Court Justices Featured in Grand-Scale Painting at the National Portrait Gallery: Nelson Shanks' Painting Offers a Visual Lineage of Women on the Nation's Highest Court
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Media Advisory: Press preview and photo opportunity of the grand-salon styled painting, "The Four Justices"
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Iconic 20th-Century Photographs by Yousuf Karsh Are Now in the National Portrait Gallery Collection "Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits" Opens Nov. 8
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Rice, Noodles and Glue Are the People's Choice—Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013 People's Choice Award Goes to Saeri Kiritani
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Hispanic Heritage Month Programs at the National Portrait Gallery
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Press Release (Spanish)

Fact Sheet: “American Cool”
What does it mean when we say someone is cool?

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“Franklin and the Nurturing of Science in Early America” “American Origins” Special Installation--Fact Sheet
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National Portrait Gallery Announces Second Annual Teen Portrait Competition
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"Dancing the Dream" Opens Oct. 4 at the National Portrait Gallery Exhibition Showcases Innovation in American Dance As America’s Culture in Motion
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Press Release (Spanish)

The National Portrait Gallery Opens "One Life: Martin Luther King Jr."Just Ahead of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington
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"The Meade Brothers: Pioneers in American Photography" Exhibition To Open at the National Portrait Gallery June 14
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National Portrait Gallery’s People’s Choice Awards for the
“Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013”
People Can Vote for Their Favorites Using a Free Mobile App

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National Portrait Gallery Announces the Appointment of Taína Caragol as Curator for Latino Art and History
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National Portrait Gallery Announces New Workshop Series: Studio Time
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"Mr. Time: Portraits by Boris Chaliapin" Features Original Cover Art for Time Magazine at the National Portrait Gallery
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Come Listen All! National Portrait Gallery To Host Poetry Reading
Poetry Month Program Features Three Award-winning Poets

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National Portrait Gallery Announces Winners of the "Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013"
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Kim Sajet Named Director of Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
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America’s Presidents: The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery and Brandwidth Bring Iconic Collection Exclusively to iPad
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Kim Sajet Named Director of Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery
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Portraits Created from Rice, Glitter, Thread and Video Included in the National Portrait Gallery’s “Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2013”
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Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Marks the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with Exhibitions through 2015
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National Portrait Gallery Will Present 89 Sitters In One Innovative Group Video Portrait—Work by Lincoln Schatz Debuts Dec. 11
Press Release
List of Sitters

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Expands Notions of Drawing in “Portraiture Now: Drawing on the Edge”
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“Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets” Charts a New Language, a Distinct American Voice
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National Portrait Gallery Announces Winners of First Annual Teen Portrait Competition
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NPG Permanent Exhibitions

The National Portrait Gallery Presents “The Struggle for Justice”
Fact Sheet

America's Presidents exhibition
Fact Sheet
Fact Sheet (Spanish)




NPG General Information

Fact Sheet: Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery
Fact sheet
Fact sheet (Spanish)

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard Fact Sheet
Fact sheet

Grand Opening on July 1, 2006 for National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum
Press release

Renovation of Historic Home for Two Smithsonian Museums
Press release

Building History and Architectural Chronology
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Innovative Lunder Conservation Center, the Only Fine Art Facility of its Kind
Press release


Media Only:

Bethany Morookian Bentley
bentleyb@si.edu
Phone: (202) 633-8293

Images for Publicity
Please see the link below for images from our collection available in high resolution format on our FTP site. To request access, please email bentleyb@si.edu or call (202) 633-8293.

For building images visit SI Newsdesk: http://newsdesk.si.edu/photos/

For all other image requests contact our rights and reproductions office: Rights & Reproductions



















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Phone: (202) 633-8293
                 (press only)

FAX: (202) 633-8290

Email: Bethany Bentley
Head of Communications & Public Affairs
bentleyb@si.edu

Evanne Allen
Public Affairs Assistant
allene@si.edu


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Mailing Address:
Office of Public Affairs
National Portrait Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012
Victor Building–Suite 4100
MRC 973
Washington, DC, 20013-7012

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Annual Report

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2012 Annual Report


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cover Strategic Plan

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Strategic Plan.




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STAFF  BIOS
Learn about the staff of the National Portrait Gallery.

Selected Staff Bios (PDF)
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VISITOR  SURVEYS
View a selection of visitor surveys of past exhibitions, developed by the Smithsonian Office of Policy and Analysis:

Ronald Reagan (PDF)
Americans Now (PDF)
Calder's Portraits (PDF)
Capital Portraits (PDF)
Elvis at 21 (PDF)
Hide/Seek (PDF)
Seeing Gertrude Stein (PDF)
The Black List (PDF)

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Archive

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