Student programs at the National Portrait Gallery bring students in contact with the men and women 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 2020-21 academic year, the Portrait Gallery will offer virtual student programs Monday through Friday, from October 1, 2020, through May 28, 2021. 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.
Based on health guidelines, the Portrait Gallery will make a decision on December 1, 2020, regarding in-person museum visits for 2021. Please check back for the latest updates. Unless otherwise noted, all in-person student programs are seventy-five minutes in length and are offered at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
For virtual and in-gallery programs, special requests for dates and times outside of our regularly scheduled programs are considered on a case-by-case basis.