National Portrait Gallery

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…

As the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery marks its 50th anniversary, it will not only honor the past with special exhibitions but also shape the museum’s next chapter. The first contemporary…

Former President Barack Obama and Former First Lady Michelle Obama attended the unveiling of their official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC this morning…

Events Include the Premiere of Two Newly Acquired Presidential Portraits, a Book Release and Other Presidents Day Festivities

January 16, 2018

This February, the Smithsonian’s…

New Exhibition Series Highlights Global Context of American Portraiture

“Portraits of the World: Switzerland”

National Portrait Gallery
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Photographer Mathew Brady (1822-1896) is mostly remembered today for his Civil War images—wounded soldiers resting under…