Child working on an art project in the museum's Education Center


We hope teachers and students will visit the Portrait Gallery; however, for those living far from Washington, DC, we offer our online collection, a useful and entertaining blog, and the opportunity to enroll in special teacher and teen programs.

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Find lesson plans and learn about teacher workshops and school programs.

For Teens 

Explore engaging programs for teens.

For Families

What you need to know for your next family visit.


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Painted portrait of W.E.B Du Bois
W.E.B. Du Bois by Winold Reiss, circa 1925
A teacher at the University of Pennsylvania before founding the NAACP