Student programs at the National Portrait Gallery bring students from Pre-K through college/university level 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 2023-24 academic year, the Portrait Gallery will offer in-person and virtual student programs Monday through Friday from October 2, 2023, through May 24, 2024.
All in-person student programs are seventy-five minutes in length and are offered at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
Virtual student programs are thirty, forty-five, or sixty minutes in length and are offered between 11:00am (EST) and 4:00pm (EST). There is a maximum of 50 students connecting remotely or one classroom- in school connection per scheduled student program.
For all student programs, virtual or in-person, special requests for dates and times outside of our regularly scheduled programs are considered on a case-by-case basis.