Student programs at the National Portrait Gallery bring students in contact with the men and women who have shaped our nation. Through analysis of the visual elements of portraiture, students explore biography, art, and the American experience. Each standards-based, themed gallery tour is facilitated by specially trained gallery educators and complements curricula in art, history, social studies, and language arts.
For the 2017–18 academic year, the Portrait Gallery offers student programs Monday through Friday, from October 2, 2017, through June 15, 2018. Unless otherwise noted, all student programs are seventy-five minutes in length and are offered at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Special requests for dates and times outside of our regularly scheduled programs are considered on a case-by-case basis.