What's On

A group of dancers dressed in black, dancing

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

From Our Happy Home
Saturday, Dec, 16, 1-4 p.m..
Education Center
Explore the ways that people have created feelings of comfort and warmth during cold winter months. This program is organized in partnership with the National Building Museum, which will hold a related program on Dec. 17.

Curator Tour: Portraits of the World: Switzerland
Sunday, Dec. 17, 3 p.m. .
Portraits of the World: Switzerland
Join curator Robyn Asleson for a tour of Portraits of the World: Switzerland

Rhyme to Reason: How Words Changed America
Saturday, Dec. 30, 1:30 & 4:30 p.m. .
F Street Lobby
Join a tour that highlights how words have influenced us as a nation and as individuals.

NSO Day of Music and Art at the National Portrait Gallery
Saturday, Jan. 6, 1:00 & 7:00 p.m. .
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
Enjoy a day of performances and educational activities that explore the connections between music and portraiture. This program is organized in partnership with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Artist Talk: Louie Palu
Sunday,  Jan. 7,  3:00 p.m. .
The Face of Battle
Listen to artist Louie Palu discuss his arresting photographs featured in The Face of Battle: Americans at War, 9/11 to Now.

Teen Museum Council Teen Zine
Wednesday,  Jan. 24,  5:00 – 6:30 p.m. .
Education Center
Join the Teen Museum Council to create your own zine.