Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Reopens with new Exhibitions and Newly Acquired Works on View

By Editorial Team on September 22, 2020

The National Portrait Gallery will be open Wednesdays through Sundays 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m. beginning September 18 at Eighth and G streets NW.

Image credit: Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

Refer to for the latest visitor safety guidelines pertaining to COVID-19, including a new requirement for free timed-entry passes for all ages. Note that that the museum has an open photography policy for hand-held cameras. For film crews, contact the Portrait Gallery’s press office to arrange access and escorts for all crews wishing to film in the galleries.

Select galleries on the Portrait Gallery’s first floor will remain closed to the public for renovations until further notice. For the latest on which galleries will be open, visit before visiting. All exhibition information is available via the museum’s online resources: