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.
New Schedule: Beginning May 30, many Smithsonian museums will return to their normal operating hours, open seven days a week, including the National Portrait Gallery. We’re excited to welcome you!
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 25, 2022
Join us for an inspirational evening, November 12, 2022.
On view: August 27, 2021 – May 30, 2022
The National Portrait Gallery presents the first large-scale retrospective of work by Hung Liu, the acclaimed Chinese-born American artist.
July 30, 2021 - January 16, 2023
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
Tue, May 31, 2022 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Listen to the 4th season of our PORTRAITS podcast.
Thu, June 9, 2022 | 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Friday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.
McEvoy Auditorium | Free admission
Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m.
Great Hall | Registration recommended