Due to the government shutdown Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo are closed. We will update our operating status as soon as the situation is resolved.
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM daily
Closed December 25Admission is free
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.
Our online resources and subject experts will help with your research.
Visitors of all ages can learn about portraiture through a variety of weekly public programs to create art, tell stories, and explore the museum.
Use the Venn diagram to compare and contrast two different portraits.