National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
The museum is temporarily closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.
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.
The National Portrait Gallery remains temporarily closed. To view the status of the Smithsonian’s other museums and the Zoo, visit: si.edu/museums.
Brad Grant's sketches will be featured on the museum’s Instagram and social media feeds @smithsoniannpg.
Over a period of sixty years, John Lewis was always in the vanguard, making what he called “good trouble,” by working tirelessly for equality and non-violent social change.
Explore gallery tours, webinars, lectures, artist interviews and more on our YouTube channel.
Take a virtual tour and view the work of all competition finalists online.
Madam CJ Walker built a business empire by marketing her homemade haircare formula to the black community.
View our online programs, lectures and discussions featured in August.
Read the full statement from Secretary Bunch regarding recent events.
A variety of online resources are available for home and the classroom.
Many of the museum's exhibitions and collections are avaiable online.
Art, biography, history and identity collide in the second season of PORTRAITS.