Student programs at the National Portrait Gallery bring students in contact with individuals who have shaped our nation. Through analysis of the visual elements of portraiture, students explore biography, art, and the American experience. Each standards-based, themed gallery tour is facilitated by specially trained gallery educators and complements curricula in art, history, social studies, and language arts.
For the 2021-22 academic year, the Portrait Gallery will offer virtual student programs Monday through Friday, from October 1, 2021, through May 27, 2022. Virtual student programs are thirty, forty-five, or sixty minutes in length and are offered between 9:30am (EST) and 4:00pm (EST). There is a maximum of 50 students connecting remotely or one classroom- in school connection per scheduled student program. Registration for programs will begin in August.
Details about In-person museum visits in 2022 will be announced in December.
Please Note: For virtual programs, special requests for dates and times outside of our regularly scheduled programs are considered on a case-by-case basis.