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
42 finalists selected for the sixth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
180+ objects depict notable individuals who helped shape the nation’s early development
Familial relationships documented by the camera during the daguerreian era
Five couples who shaped the nation during tumultuous times
25+ photographs of remarkable Black women
40+ artworks by eight contemporary artists, exploring the notion of “kinship”
The first biographical exhibition of this architect, sculptor and environmentalist