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.

11:30 am - 7:00 pm daily, Closed December 25
Thru May. 19Lincoln's Contemporaries
Thru Dec. 31Explore! With the NPG
Thru Mar. 10Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now
Thru May. 19Champions
Thru Jun. 2Daguerreotypes: Five Decades of Collecting
Thru May. 19One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey
Thru Aug. 18Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today
Thru Nov. 17Portraits of the World: Korea Exhibition
Jan. 19 & 20Portrait Story Days: Martin Luther King Jr.
Mon. Jan 28Young Portrait Explorers: George Washington
Sat. Feb 16Presidential Family Fun Day
Sun. Feb 17Portrait Story Days: Barack Obama
Mon. Feb 18Young Portrait Explorers: Barack Obama


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Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Eighth and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001
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