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As a public health precaution, all Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo will temporarily close to the public starting Saturday, March 14 until further notice. Please continue to check back frequently at or for updates. In the meantime, please explore our website, resource materials and online exhibitions. 


Explore gallery tours, webinars, lectures, artist interviews and more on our YouTube channel.


Take a virtual tour and view the work of all competition finalists online.


Take a virtual tour of the museum and view selected collections and exhibitions.


Explore and use thousands of items from the museum's collection.

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Museum Location

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


The museum is temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.