Explore the museum's diverse and wide-ranging exhibitions.
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.
On view April 28, 2023 through February 25, 2024
Explore the lives of ten extraordinary women who defied societal limits.
On view February 10 through September 10, 2023
On view October 28. 2022 through January 7, 2024
Explore America’s founding voices in literature, politics, philosophy and culture.
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
Photography, Cartography and Disciplinary Architecture in the Formation of the U.S. Imperial Archipelago:
Lecture by Lanny Thompson | June 9, 5 – 6 p.m. | McEvoy Auditorium
Jun 15, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tickets required
Tuesday, June 20 | 7:30–8:30 p.m.Online via Zoom | Free—Registration...
The microsite features new research and digitized images for 1,800 cut-paper silhouettes.
Listen to the 4th season of our PORTRAITS podcast.
After a seven-city tour across the country, the portraits have returned to the museum.