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.
Visitors of all ages can learn about portraiture through a variety of weekly public programs to create art, tell stories, and explore the museum.
Due to rising regional and national cases related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Smithsonian museums, including the National Zoo, will temporarily close to the public starting Monday, Nov. 23. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time.
Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw,
Chief Curator Emeritus
Director of Audience Engagement
Senior Curator, Photographs
Curator, Painting and Sculpture
Curator Painting and Sculpture and Latino Art and History
Kate Clarke Lemay,
Curator Prints and Drawings
Associate Curator, Photographs
Curator of Time-Based Media Art and Special Projects