National Portrait Gallery

By Editorial Team on September 26, 2022

National Portrait Gallery Presents One Life: Maya Lin

View the exhibition through April 16, 2023.

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By Editorial Team on August 29, 2022

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery September, October, and November Events

Register for the National Portrait Gallery’s events.

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By Editorial Team on July 18, 2022

National Portrait Gallery Presents Family Ties: Daguerreotype Portraits and Powerful Partnerships: Civil War-Era Couples

View the two exhibitions starting this July.

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By Editorial Team on March 21, 2022

National Portrait Gallery Presents Watergate: Portraiture and Intrigue

The exhibition commemorates the 50th anniversary of Watergate and is on view thorough September 5, 2022.

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By Editorial Team on January 24, 2022

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Call: Teen Portrait Competition

Deadline: Tue, 29 March 2022

Teen Portrait Competition is for students between 13 and 17 residing in the U.S and its territories.

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By Editorial Team on November 1, 2021

Artists Return for Outdoor Día de los Muertos Installations at National Portrait Gallery

The event is scheduled for Monday, November 1 and Tuesday, November 2 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

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By Editorial Team on July 26, 2021

National Portrait Gallery Presents Block by Block: Naming Washington

The exhibition is on view July 30 – January 16, 2023.

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By Editorial Team on January 12, 2021

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Announces Virtual Programs for January and February 2021

Antonius-Tín Bui and David Antonio Cruz in Conversation with Taína Caragol Tuesday, Jan. 12, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Join National Portrait Gallery curator Taína Caragol for a conversation with Antonius-Tín Bui and David Antonio Cruz about portraiture as a platform to represent and honor LGBTQ+ communities of color. Both artists use portraiture...

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Weekly Events List: February 26–March 1

Receptions at Takoma Park Community Center, The OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, National Portrait Gallery, Washington Sculptors Group, Studio Gallery, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, and Watergate Gallery + Talks at Washington Project for the Arts, Washington Studio School, Foundry Gallery, and Willow Street Gallery + Events at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center.

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By Editorial Team on February 24, 2020

National Portrait Gallery Presents John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal

A talk is scheduled for Thursday, February 27 at 7pm.

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By Editorial Team on December 10, 2019

National Portrait Gallery Presents Portraits of the World: Denmark

The exhibition opens on Friday, December 13, 2019.

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By Editorial Team on December 9, 2019

December 2019–February 2020 Schedule at the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery announces their December 2019 through February 2020 programming.

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By Editorial Team on June 4, 2019

National Portrait Gallery Announces 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition Finalists

The exhibition opens October 16, 2019.

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By Editorial Team on April 1, 2019

The National Portrait Gallery Presents Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

The opening is scheduled for Friday, March 29.

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By Editorial Team on February 25, 2019

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Presents Votes for Women: An American Awakening, 1840–1920

The exhibition is on view March 1, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

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