August 5, 2016 - February 20, 2017First floor
This exhibition features Herman Leonard’s iconic images of jazz legends such as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk and Sarah Vaughan.
This exhibition is available for booking.
March 12, 2016 - January 8, 2017Second floor
This exhibition celebrates the finalists of the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. Every three years artists from across the country are invited to investigate the art of portrayal. The resulting juried exhibition showcases excellence and innovation in contemporary portraiture through a variety of media used by artists today.
This exhibition is currently traveling.
November 5, 2016 5:30 p.m.Courtyard & Great Hall
Sheldon Scott presents Precious in Da Wadah, A Portrait of the Geechee. IDENTIFY is the National Portrait Gallery's performance art series, which focuses attention on activism, visibility, and experimentation through portrayal.
Image: Cotton Mouth (detail) by Sheldon Scott, 2013 / C-Print on Archival Paper, 26 x 38 in. Edition of 20 / © 2013 Sheldon Scott
Portrait on view September 26, 2016 - October 13, 2016First floor
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life and accomplishments of professional golfer Arnold Palmer with an oil painting by Paul Burns installed in the museum’s “In Memoriam” space on the first floor.
April 1, 2016 - September 11, 2016 | Available as a traveling exhibition
From its beginning in the 1920s, Time magazine responded to the public’s embrace of movie stars on and off the screen and its fascination with the glitter of Tinseltown. This exhibition will focus on approximately 35 Hollywood moguls and celebrities whose vision and talents carried us to different eras and exotic places.