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National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001


11:30 AM - 7:00 PM daily
Closed December 25
Admission is free


  • Official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama

    Presidential Portraits On View

    View the commissioned portraits of former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama, now permanently installed in the museum.

  • three ballet dancers in a darkened room

    Performance: We Choose to Go to the Moon

    December 12, 15, 18, 6:30 p.m.
    McEvoy Auditorium
    DTSB Dance Company developed this performance that explores the connection between humanity and space.

  • Wooden sculpture of a Korean woman in a long dress

    Portraits of the World: Korea

    Opening Dec. 14: Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suknam uses portraiture to gain insights into...

  • Woman with short hair with her chin in her hand

    Thursdays at Noon

    G Street Lobby
    Take a closer look at our favorite portraits in this lunchtime program.

  • Interior of the Museum SHop

    Museum Shop

    Visit our Museum Store or shop online for portrait-inspired gifts and catalogues.

  • visitor using the application in the presidential gallery


    Download the free SMARTIFY mobile app for a self-guided tour of our Permanent Collection.