Due to the government shutdown Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed. We will update our operating status as soon as the situation is resolved.
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.
View the commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, now permanently installed in the museum.
Now Open: Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suknam uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present.
G Street Lobby
Take a closer look at our favorite portraits in this lunchtime program.
Visit our Museum Store or shop online for portrait-inspired gifts and catalogues.
Download the free SMARTIFY mobile app for a self-guided tour of our Permanent Collection.
The National Portrait Gallery is committed to making its collection accessible to all visitors...