Explore the museum's diverse and wide-ranging exhibitions.
Thousands of works of art, artifacts and archival materials are available for the study of portraiture.
Visitors of all ages can learn about portraiture through a variety of weekly public programs to create art, tell stories, and explore the museum.
October 28. 2022 – January 7, 2024
The work of eight contemporary artists explore the complexities of interpersonal relationships—both within and outside of family units.
September 30, 2022 – April 16, 2023
Explore America’s founding voices in literature, politics, philosophy and culture.
Through February 26, 2023
The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition celebrates excellence in the art of portraiture.
National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
Open 7 days a week
11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Closed Dec. 25
Thu Feb 9, 2023 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
G Street Lobby
Thu Feb 9, 2023 | 5:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Online via Zoom
Portrait by W.F.K. Travers to go on view Feb. 10.
Meet the individuals who shaped our nation
After a seven-city tour across the country, the portraits have returned to the museum.
Listen to the 4th season of our PORTRAITS podcast.