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The Café, the Explore Family Space and Courtyard will be closed Sunday, Nov. 17 in preparation for a special event. The museums will close at 5:00 pm, at which point visitors will be directed to exit through the building’s F street lobby. The G street exit and ramp will remain accessible to those who need it. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Fri Nov 15, 2019 - Sun Aug 30, 2020
Fri Jun 28, 2019 - Sun May 17, 2020
Fri May 3, 2019 - Sun Mar 8, 2020
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Museum Location

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


11:30 AM - 7:00 PM daily
Closed December 25
Admission is free


  • Drawing of a young woman walking among skeletal figures

    Portrait Competition Winner

    Hugo Crosthwaite is the first-prize winner of the fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.

  • Official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

    Presidential Portraits On View

    View the commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, now permanently installed in the museum.