Explore the museum's diverse and wide-ranging exhibitions.
See the full schedule of our exhibitions, performances, programs and tours.
Thousands of works of art, artifacts and archival materials are available for the study of portraiture.
Visitors of all ages can learn about portraiture through a variety of weekly public programs to create art, tell stories, and explore the museum.
The following National Portrait Gallery exhibitions will be travelling or are are available to travel:
The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today features work by nearly 50 finalists of the Portrait Gallery's latest Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition.
October 3, 2020 to May 9, 2021Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts
September 10, 2021 to January 23, 2022Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Washington University St. Louis, MO
The exhibition shares the compelling story of legendary activist and leader Dolores Huerta (b.1930) and the farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. In collaboration with Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES).
This five-city tour will travel the country and is expected to reach millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings.
June 18, 2021 to August 15, 2021The Art Institute of Chicago
August 27, 2021 to October 24, 2021Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York
November 7, 2021 to January 2, 2022Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, CA
January 14, 2022 to March 20, 2022High Museum of Art
April 2, 2022 to May 30, 2022The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston