Housed in a National Historic Landmark building which it shares with the American Art Museum, the National Portrait Gallery displays the connection between American history, biography and art, covering more than 225 years of history.
The collection is presented in a series of thematic galleries, including "America's Presidents," “America Origins, 1600-1900,” and “20th Century Americans,” and "The Struggle For Justice."
"Champions" and "Bravo!" showcase sports figures, and composers and performers from the beginning of the 20th century to the present.
”Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze” is a collection of 14 portraits in bronze and terra-cotta made by American sculptor Jo Davidson between 1908 and 1946.
Please check the museum website for updated exhibition information. Scheduling may have been modified as a result of the temporary museum closure.
16 portraits explore people for whom Washington, D.C.’s streets were named
180+ objects depict notable individuals who helped shape the nation’s early development
Five couples who shaped the nation during tumultuous times
40+ artworks by eight contemporary artists, exploring the notion of “kinship”
Examines the Spanish-American-Cuban-Philippine War through portraiture and visual culture
Early camera portraits of individuals whose lives were shaped at West Point
Traces the movement from turn-of-the-20th-century conservationism to mid-20th-century environmentalism
Shaping the images of Hollywood’s brightest stars.
Illuminates the accomplishments of sixty convention-defying women