Contact Us

Visiting the Museum

As the Smithsonian continues a gradual, phased reopening, we're putting safety first, with new measures in place to protect everyone’s health, including new hours and timed-entry passes.

Effective Friday, July 30, all visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask while visiting Smithsonian museums and indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

We ask that all visitors, including those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, follow our safety measures to protect everyone’s health. Please see our Visiting Tips and FAQs page for details


Mailing Address

Smithsonian Institution
National Portrait Gallery
PO Box 37012
Victor Building, Suite 410, MRC 973
Washington, DC 20013-7012

Street Address

Victor Building
750 Ninth Street NW
Suite 410
Washington , DC 20001

Specific questions and concerns may be addressed to the departments and contacts below:

Director's Office
(202) 633-8276

Office of Advancement
202-633-2801

Special Events
202-633-8111

Office of New Media 
(202) 633-8556

Office of Conservation (Lunder Conservation Center)
(202) 633-5822

Office of Design and Production
(202) 633-8265

Office of Audience Engagement and Education
(202) 633-8500

Office of Exhibitions
(202) 633-8283

Office of Finance and Operations
(202) 633-8572

Department of History
(202) 633-8310

Department of Painting and Sculpture
(202) 633-8310

Department of Photographs
(202) 633-8330

Department of Prints and Drawings
(202) 633-8330

Department of Publications
(202) 633-8341

Office of the Registrar
(202) 633-8286