What's On

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What's On

Featured

For a full list of exhibitions see our current exhibitions

Selected Programs

For a full list of events and programs see our calendar

Portrait Story Days
Saturdays & Sundays; 1-4 p.m.
Education Center
Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in the Portrait Gallery's collection.
Oct. 16 & 17: Pedro Martinez
Oct. 28 & 29: Edgar Allen Poe

Young Portrait Explorers: Edgar Allan Poe
Mondays, Oct. 9 & 23; 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
G Street Lobby
Explore the Portrait Gallery in a program that touches on art and history through storytelling.  For toddlers up to age five and their adult companions. Register on EventBrite.

Thursdays at Noon: Portrait InSight
Thursday, Oct. 19
G Street Lobby
Listen to vivid verbal descriptions in a program tailored to visitors who are blind or partially sighted.  Open to all.

Double Exposure Film Festival
Thursday, Oct. 19; 8 p.m.
G Street Lobby
Kick off Double Explore: The Investigative Film Festival and Symposium at the Portrait Gallery.  

Strike a Prose: Masks and Mirrors
Friday, Oct. 20 & Saturday, Oct 21
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
One Life: Sylvia Plath

Let One Life Sylvia Plath inspire you in an informal creative writing session led by a local writer. Materials are provided. Register on EventBrite.

Portrait InSight
Saturday, Oct 21, noon
G Street Lobby

Listen to vivid verbal descriptions in a program tailored to visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Open to all. By registration only at NPGAccess@si.edu

Artist Talk: Vincent Valdez
Sunday, Oct 22, 3 p.m.
The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now

Listen to artist Vincent Valdez discuss his works in The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now.