National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
11:30 AM - 7:00 PM daily
Closed December 25Admission is free
Explore the museum's diverse and wide-ranging exhibitions.
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Thousands of works of art, artifacts and archival materials are available for the study of portraiture.
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Visitors of all ages can learn about portraiture through a variety of weekly public programs to create art, tell stories, and explore the museum.
Pioneering feminist artist Yun Suknam uses portraiture to gain insights into the lives of women, past and present.
The National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of celebrated Nobel laureate and author, Toni Morrison.
The National Portrait Gallery commemorates the life of Jessye Norman, one of the twentieth century's greatest sopranos.
As the Portrait Gallery turns the corner on a new decade of its legacy, the museum will present an exhibition of historic and contemporary works newly acquired for its growing collection.
Drawing primarily from the National Portrait Gallery’s vast collection of self-portraits, this exhibition will explore how American artists have chosen to portray themselves since the beginning of the last century.
Automobile executive Lee Iacocca introduced the iconic Mustang to Ford Motor Company’s lineup in 1964. An experienced salesman, Iacocca became the president of Ford in 1970.
Leah Chase (1923–2019), dubbed the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” was a restauranteur and world renowned chef, who championed civil rights.