National Portrait Gallery

The immensely popular official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama are hitting the road next year, and may be coming to a city near you. The National Portrait Gallery has announced a five-city…

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has recently acquired portraits of the six 2019 American Portrait Gala honorees, including three commissions. On view for the first time will be portraits…
For nearly five decades, Cindy Sherman has been playing hide and seek with her audience. Always not quite herself, her self-portraits in elaborate disguises have offered poignant commentary with…
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery presents Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence, a major exhibition examining the history of women’s suffrage in the United States opening March 29.…
This week the National Portrait Gallery in London made an unusual announcement in the art world. The museum and the Sackler Trust, the philanthropic organization of the Sackler family, who founded…
Gainsborough’s Family Album is organized by the National Portrait Gallery, London, in association with the Princeton University Art Museum. Tracing the full arc of Gainsborough’s career through…

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recognizes the life of acclaimed singer and musician Aretha Franklin. Her portrait will be installed in the museum’s In Memoriam space on the first…

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery will present “Black Out: Silhouettes Then and Now,” opening May 11, as the first major museum exhibition to explore the art form of cut-paper profiles…