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The National Portrait Gallery remains temporarily closed. To view the status of the Smithsonian’s other museums and the Zoo, visit:


Brad Grant's sketches will be featured on the museum’s Instagram and social media feeds @smithsoniannpg.


Over a period of sixty years, John Lewis was always in the vanguard, making what he called “good trouble,” by working tirelessly for equality and non-violent social change. 


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

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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.


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    Podcast: Bataan's Boogaloo

    Eduardo Díaz, director of the Smithsonian Latino Center, discusses Joe Bataan, the King of Latin Soul.

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    Upcoming Programs

    View our online programs, lectures and discussions featured in August.