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: Inauguration Month

Saturdays, 1:00—4:00 p.m.
Sundays,  2:00—5:00 p.m.
Education Center
Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in our collection.  In partnership with Martin Luther  King Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library.

  • January 7 & 8: George Washington
  • January 14 & 15: Theodore Roosevelt
  • January 21 & 22: Barack Obama
  • January 28 & 29: Abraham Lincoln

 

Conversation Circles

Fridays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; 10 a.m. - noon
G Street Lobby
Practice English in small groups while learning more about American history through portraiture.

 

Open Studio Fridays

Fridays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; 1-6 p.m.
Education Center
Work with a different art material each week or explore the museum with a Portrait Discovery Kit. 

 

Portrait Discovery Kits

Saturdays, Feb. 4, 11, 25, 1-4 p.m.
Sundays, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; 2-5 p.m.
Education Center

Learn more about people who have made American history. Pick up an activity kit that guides you through the museum with games and puzzles.

 

Portrait Story Days - Black History Month

Saturdays, 1-4pm; Sundays, 2-5pm
Education Center

Listen to a story and create art inspired by someone in our collection. In partnership with Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, DC Public Library.

Feb 4 & 5: Tuskegee Airmen
Feb. 11 & 12: Rosa Parks
Feb. 19: Frederick Douglass
Feb. 25 & 26: Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Presidential Family Fun Day

Saturday, Reb. 18; 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Kogod Courtyard
Bring your families and celebrate "America's Presidents" with games, music, and Lincoln's stovepipe hat workshops with our friends from President Lincoln's Cottage.

 

Artist Talk: John Hasse

Sunday, Feb. 19; 3 p.m.
In the Groove: Jazz Portraits by Herman Leonard
Learn about photography and jazz with former Smithsonian curator and jazz musician John Hasse, who will discuss the work of his friend, jazz photographer Herman Leonard.

 

Thursdays at Noon: Portraits Signs

Thursday, Feb. 23
G Street Lobby
Join a deaf gallery educator for a lively tour in American Sign Language (ASL) and English.

 

Portraits Signs

Saturday, Feb. 25; noon
G Street Lobby
Join a deaf gallery educator for a lively tour in American Sign Language (ASL). Interpretation into English is provided so that all may participate.