Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
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.
Hours11:30 am - 7:00 pm daily, Closed December 25
|Explore! With the NPG|
|Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today|
|Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition|
|Story Time in our Explore! Family Space|
|Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence|
|One Life: Marian Anderson|
|REMIX: Express Yourself(ie)|
|Open Studio Fridays|
|Portrait Story Days: Dizzy Gillespie|
Plan Your Visit
Washington, DC 20001