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.
Portraits giving a complex picture of an Asian Pacific American experience
Portraits of national and global leaders created by important American artists.
A selection of the 80 portraits received when the Corcoran Gallery of Art closed
Twenty-four women whose books have become classics
Gurney's daguerreotypes were hailed as “nearer to absolute perfection” than those of others.
16 portraits explore people for whom Washington, D.C.’s streets were named