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.
Brad Pitt, Oprah Winfrey, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Peter Dinklage, Eminem, Michelle Obama, Sonia Sotomayor, Eva Longoria, Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant, are some of the people featured in "Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze."
The National Portrait Gallery recognized the life and accomplishments of “The Greatest”—Muhammad Ali—with a photograph by Yousuf Karsh, installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space on the first floor.
Beginning with George Washington's administration, presidential portrait medals were created to promote peace and friendship between Euro-Americans and Native Americans.
The tragic, premature death of Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson)—a flame of creative, daring musical talent—has sent shock waves of grief around the world.
Dolores Huerta was instrumental in achieving major legal protections and a better standard of living for farm workers, yet she remains largely under-acknowledged in history.
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons works with her husband, saxophonist and composer Neil Leonard, to reinsert the black body into historical narratives.
Mathew Brady’s Photographs of Union Generals was a part of the NPG’S series of exhibitions marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.