Museum Shop

Visit our Museum Store or shop online for portrait-inspired gifts and catalogues.

Looking for a special gift for your president-obsessed spouse? Craving a beautiful art-inspired calendar or notebook for yourself? Need a creative activity for your rambunctious seven-year-old right now? The Museum Shop features a variety of distinctive objects inspired by popular works from the museum’s permanent collection as well as works from special exhibitions.

Items include lavishly illustrated exhibition catalogues, artist-designed jewelry, silk scarves, decorative items for your home, posters, biographies, art and history books, and a wide range of children’s books, art-inspired toys and games, and art kits. We also have notecards and postcards based on our most popular portraits, as well as novelty T-shirts, pencils, and magnets.

Museum store, view of presidents books and mugs


First floor, off the G Street lobby
11:30 AM–7:00 PM, daily, closed December 25th

Order by phone at:

(202) 633-1589 or

(202) 633-1588

Shop online at:

Discount for Smithsonian members

Please note that to receive a discount at the National Portrait Gallery shop, Smithsonian members must show their membership card to a sales clerk.

New Product

Portrait of a Nation
Second Edition: Men and Women Who Have Shaped America

312 pages  |  $16.00

This essential volume showcases portraits of prominent Americans who have influenced the nation's history from its earliest days to the present. It features 150 paintings, photographs, drawings, posters, sculptures, screenprints, and digital video stills carefully selected from the National Portrait Gallery of leading politicians, artists, athletes, celebrities, and scholars. Each image is accompanied by commentary that illuminates the person's life and legacy.

Cover of Portrait of a Nation book, with three portraits on the cover


National Portrait Gallery publications feature work from both permanent collections and special exhibitions.  With insightful texts and lavish illustrations, they inform, entertain, and inspire readers.  Visit the Publications page for a full list of recent publications, E-books, and a full backlist.