Families

Youth and family programs at the National Portrait Gallery are designed to “inform, involve, and inspire” the online and on-site visitor.

ckolorful death mask and flowers for the holiday

Día de los Muertos at the National Portrait Gallery

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 | 6:30­–8:30 pm

Celebrate el Día de los Muertos with an outdoor festival of music and art at the National Portrait Gallery. Join us in creating a community altar on the museum’s steps while discovering more about the history and mythology behind el Día de los Muertos. Then, at dusk, artists MasPaz and Guache will project a two-hour live digital painting, video and sound performance onto the G Street and 9th Street façades of the museum’s building to honor D.C.’s Latinx community.