Featured Events

All events are held at the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, located at Eighth and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C. Special events and programs may require reservations or tickets. Please check the events listings for more information.

For questions, call (202) 633-1000. The National Portrait Gallery is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. All events and programs are free unless otherwise noted.

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Sat Dec 1
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Faith Ringgold Kids & Families
Sun Dec 2
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Faith Ringgold Kids & Families
3:00 PM Curator Tour: Recent Acquisitions Gallery Talks & Tours
Tue Dec 4
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11:00 AM Curator Tour: First Collections Gallery Talks & Tours
11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
Wed Dec 5
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Joint Tour of the Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum Gallery Talks & Tours
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM See Me at the Portrait Gallery Gallery Talks & Tours
Thu Dec 6
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
12:00 PM Thursdays at Noon: Slow Looking Gallery Talks & Tours
Fri Dec 7
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conversation Circles Gallery Talks & Tours
11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Open Studio Fridays- Posters Workshops
Sat Dec 8
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Edward Hopper Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
Sun Dec 9
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Edward Hopper Kids & Families
Mon Dec 10
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Young Portrait Explorers: Jean-Michel Basquiat Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Joint Tour of the Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum Gallery Talks & Tours
Tue Dec 11
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CANCELED - See Me at the Portrait Gallery Gallery Talks & Tours
Wed Dec 12
Time Event Category
11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Joint Tour of the Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum Gallery Talks & Tours
6:30 PM Performance: We Choose to Go to the Moon-- Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Performances
Thu Dec 13
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
12:00 PM Thursdays at Noon: 3 in 30 Gallery Talks & Tours
Fri Dec 14
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conversation Circles Gallery Talks & Tours
11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Open Studio Fridays- Squiggly Trees Workshops
Sat Dec 15
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Jean-Michel Basquiat Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
6:30 PM Performance: We Choose to Go to the Moon-- Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Performances
Sun Dec 16
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Jean-Michel Basquiat Kids & Families
Mon Dec 17
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Young Portrait Explorers: Jean-Michel Basquiat Kids & Families
Tue Dec 18
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
5:30 PM Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion Lectures & Discussions
6:30 PM Performance: We Choose to Go to the Moon-- Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company Performances
Wed Dec 19
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
Thu Dec 20
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
12:00 PM Thursdays at Noon: Overlooked Gallery Talks & Tours
2:00 PM Portrait InSight (walk-in) Gallery Talks & Tours
Fri Dec 21
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conversation Circles Gallery Talks & Tours
11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Open Studio Fridays- Palette Knife Painting (Snow) Workshops
Sat Dec 22
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Portrait InSight (by registration only) Gallery Talks & Tours
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Andy Warhol Kids & Families
Sun Dec 23
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Andy Warhol Kids & Families
Tue Dec 25
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
Wed Dec 26
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
Thu Dec 27
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11:45 AM Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
5:00 PM Portrait Signs (ASL only) Gallery Talks & Tours
Fri Dec 28
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conversation Circles Gallery Talks & Tours
11:45 AM CANCELED - Story Time in our Explore! Family Space Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CANCELED - Open Studio Fridays Workshops
Sat Dec 29
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12:00 PM Portrait Signs (ASL and voice interpretation) Gallery Talks & Tours
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Jacob Lawrence Kids & Families
Sun Dec 30
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1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Discovery Kits Kids & Families
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Portrait Story Days: Jacob Lawrence Kids & Families

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