National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM daily
Closed December 25Admission is free
Explore the museum's diverse and wide-ranging exhibitions.
See the full schedule of our exhibitions, performances, programs and tours.
Thousands of works of art, artifacts and archival materials are available for the study of portraiture.
Our online resources and subject experts will help with your research.
Visitors of all ages can learn about portraiture through a variety of weekly public programs to create art, tell stories, and explore the museum.
Thursday, May 30, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
View the commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, now permanently installed in the museum.
Julie Packard is a leading figure in science and ocean conservation and the executive director...
Jeffrey Gibson: To Name an Other
May 22, 5:00 p.m. | Kogod Courtyard
The Courtyard Café is now open with a fresh new look and menu.
The Museum Shop features a variety of distinctive objects inspired by works from the museum’s...