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

(202) 633-1589 or (202) 633-1588
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. For those unable to visit the shop, you may order by phone during regular business hours: (202) 633-1589 or (202) 633-1588.

New Product

Elaine de Kooning: Portraits by Brandon Brame Fortune, Ann Gibson, and Simona Cupic. $49.95

Published in conjunction with “Elaine de Kooning: Portraits,” currently on view through January 10, 2016, this beautifully illustrated volume explores the talented Abstract Expressionist artist whose unconventional likenesses captured the essence of her famous subjects. Included are portraits of John F. Kennedy, Allen Ginsberg, Merce Cunningham, Fairfield Porter, and many others.

Book cover for "Elaine de Kooning: Portraits" book


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.