Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

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The National Portrait Gallery is the only museum of its kind in the United States to reflect the connection between American history, biography and art. It tells the multifaceted story of America through the individuals who have shaped its culture.

Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, we celebrate leaders such as George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., artists such as Mary Cassatt and George Gershwin, activists such as Sequoyah and Rosa Parks, and icons of pop culture such as Babe Ruth and Marilyn Monroe. They all link us to our past, our present and our future. For anyone fascinated by famous Americans and their stories, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is a must–visit destination.

Hours
11:30 am - 7:00 pm daily, Closed December 25
Admission
Free
Events
Thru Jan. 6, 2019UnSeen: Our Past in a New Light, Ken Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar
Thru May. 19, 2019Lincoln's Contemporaries
Thru Dec. 31, 2019Explore! With the NPG
Thru Mar. 10, 2019Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Thru May. 19, 2019Champions
Thru Jun. 2, 2019Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
Thru May. 19, 2019One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
Thru Aug. 18, 2019Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
Open Studio: Silk Dying
Thru Dec. 28Conversation Circles
Thru Nov. 17, 2019Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition
Dec. 15 & 16Portrait Story Days: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Dec. 15 & 18We Choose to Go to the Moon Performance
Dec. 15 – 30Portrait Discovery Kits
Mon. Dec 17Young Portrait Explorers: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Tue. Dec 18Art AfterWords: A Book Discussion - Henrietta Lacks
Thu. Dec 20Thursdays at Noon: Overlooked
Fri. Dec 21Open Studio: Palette Knife
Dec. 22 & 23Portrait Story Days: Andy Warhol
Dec. 29 & 30Portrait Story Days: Jacob Lawrence

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Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Eighth and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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