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Due to rising regional and national cases related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, will temporarily close to the public starting Monday, Nov. 23. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time.


Highlights from the National Portrait Gallery's Collection
Google Arts and Culture


November 13, 2020 – May 23, 2021
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September 18, 2020 - January 18, 2021 
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September 18, 2020 - January 24, 2021 
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Museum Location

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001


As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the National Portrait Gallery remains temporarily closed at this time.


  • woman carrying a portrait through a southern landscape

    Call for Entries

    Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, 2022
    Oct. 5, 2020 to Jan. 29, 2021

  • Covers of two catalogues

    Online Museum Store

    The museum store features an array of collection inspired objects.