National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM daily
Closed December 25Admission is free
Explore the museum's diverse and wide-ranging exhibitions.
See the full schedule of our exhibitions, performances, programs and tours.
Thousands of works of art, artifacts and archival materials are available for the study of portraiture.
Our online resources and subject experts will help with your research.
Visitors of all ages can learn about portraiture through a variety of weekly public programs to create art, tell stories, and explore the museum.
National Portrait Gallery Hosts Star-Studded 2019 American Portrait Gala
Hugo Crosthwaite is the first-prize winner of the fifth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
View the commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, now permanently installed in the museum.
National Portrait Gallery Hosts Star-Studded Gala
The artist discusses his stop-motion drawing animation.
Download the free SMARTIFY mobile app for a self-guided tour of our Permanent Collection.
On any given day the spectacular glass-ceilinged Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard is filled...