What's On

A group of dancers dressed in black, dancing

What's On


For a full list of exhibitions see our current exhibitions

Selected Programs

For a full list of events and programs see our calendar

Drawn to Figures
Thursdays & Saturdays in March 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Practice drawing figures with artist Jill Galloway. Registration required at npg.eventbrite.com

March 8 &10: The Head & Shading
March 22 7 24: Portraiture & Composition

Dance Salons Saturdays
March 3, 10, & 17, 2 pm and 4 pm
Choreographer-in-residence Dana Tai Soon Burgess explores eurhythmics and themes found in the exhibition Portraits of the World: Switzerland.

How Do We Listen? Conversations in Music with Aaron Diehl and Murray Horwitz
Thursday, March 8,  7:30 pm
McEvoy Auditorium
Listen to stories and musical excerpts from New York Philharmonic soloist Aaron Diehl and Tony Award-winning playwright Murray Horwitz.  Presented jointly with Smithsonian Associates and Washington Performing Arts.  Tickets at smithsonianassociates.org.

Artist Talk: Patricia Cronin, Memorial to a Marriage
Thursday, March 9,  Noon
Recent Acquisitions
Listen to this artist speak about this powerful sculpture rooted in social justice

Morning with the Girl Scouts
Saturday, March 10,  9:30–11:30 a.m.
G Street Lobby
Brownie, Junior, and Cadette troops explore the lives of women who have made history.  Registration required at npg.eventbrite.com

Teen Museum Council Portrait Pop-Up
Wednesday, March 15,  5–6:30 p.m.
Education Center
Get your creative juices flowing and create a work of art that will be showcased at the Teen Museum Council's  upcoming Paint Ball.

Self-Portrait of the Artist: What's in the Frame?
Wednesday, March 15,  6:00 p.m.
One Life: Sylvia Plath
Join Plath scholar Susan Van Dyne for a gallery talk, poetry reading and dialogue about the life and legacy of Sylvia Plath.

Curator Tour: Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
Sunday, March 18,  3:00 p.m.
Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
Join curator and historian Kate Lemay for a tour of Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image.

Artist Talk: Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
Thursday, March 22,  6:30 p.m.
McEvoy Auditorium
Listen to Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar discuss their work in Unseen: Our Past in a New Light.

Curator Tour: Unseen: Our Past in a New Light
Sunday, March 25,  3:00 p.m.
Unseen: Our Past in a New Light
Join curators Taína Caragol and Asma Naeem for a tour of the exhibition Unseen: Our Past in a New Light

Remix: We Can Do It!
Thursday, March 29,  5:30–8:30 p.m.
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
Pay tribute to working women at an afterwork program featuring DJ Ayes Cold, fun art activities, a Rosie the Riveter-inspired photo booth, and spotlight tours of The Sweat of Their Face:Portraying American Workers.