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.
Visitors of all ages can learn about portraiture through a variety of weekly public programs to create art, tell stories, and explore the museum.
Explore America’s founding voices in literature, politics, philosophy and culture.
April 30, 2022 – February 26, 2023
The National Portrait Gallery’s triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition celebrates excellence in the art of portraiture.
March 25, 2022 - September 5, 2022
Join us for an inspirational evening, November 12, 2022.
July 30, 2021 - January 15, 2024
National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
Open 7 days a week
11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Closed Dec. 25
For six decades, Sam Gilliam expanded conceptions of what painting could be.
View the story on Google Arts and Culture.
Friday, July 8, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Listen to the 4th season of our PORTRAITS podcast.
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