Host An Event

Host your corporate event at Washington, DC's most elegant and enchanting venue.  The National Portrait Gallery, as part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, is housed in a gloriously renovated National Historic Landmark building.  Conveniently located in DC's bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood, the National Portrait Gallery is ideal for your special event.

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through the individuals who have shaped its culture.  Through the visual arts, performing arts, and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.  The Portrait Gallery relies on the support of generous donors to accomplish this mission.

For more information please contact the Office of Special Events at: (202) 633-8111 or e-mail

. We look forward to working with your organization.


To inquire about space availability, please complete an  Event Inquiry Form.

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Centrally located in Washington’s vibrant Penn Quarter, the National Portrait Gallery offers stunning event spaces featuring breathtaking architecture and extraordinary works of art. Events in these elegant spaces offer guests an unforgettable evening and support the museum’s exhibitions, conservation efforts, and education programs. To inquire about space availability please complete an event inquiry form.