“Block by Block: Naming Washington” features reproductions of 16 portraits, drawn mostly from the museum’s collection, that showcase the faces and biographies behind some of DC’s most familiar locations.
This exhibit, offered entirely online, dives deeper into the life and career of the prolific political commentator whose comedic wit crossed social and political divides Will Rogers.
The first NPG exhibition dedicated to First Ladies in many years, this curation by Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw features not only paintings but also a wide variety of media, including silhouettes and sculptures.
This outdoor Dia de Los Muertos experience encouraged passers-by to remember loved ones and the victims of COVID-19.
“Her Story: A Century of Women Writers” celebrates 24 of the most influential female American authors. It features portraits of women from diverse backgrounds whose books have become classics and whose words are well known.
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has on view “Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence,” a major exhibition examining the history of women’s suffrage in the United States opening March 29. The seven-room exhibition features more than 120 portraits and objects spanning 1832 to 1965… Read More
In recognition of the life and legacy of late Senator and former presidential nominee McCain, the National Portrait Gallery installed a photograph of John S. McCain III by the British-born photographer Steve Pyke on Monday. The portrait, located on the museum’s In Memoriam wall on the… Read More
Some are only 3 inches, but others nearly 40 feet. Some date back to as early as 1796, others may have existed since only this year. There are 50 of them… and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s collection is the first major museum exhibition to… Read More
Now on view at The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. The photograph (at right) of King was taken in November 1960, shortly after King’s release from Georgia’s notorious Reidsville Penitentiary, where he was imprisoned… Read More
“It’s pretty torturous just trying to take a picture of me, much less paint a portrait,” laughed former President Barack Obama as he spoke at the unveiling of his and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s traditional portraits at the National Portrait Gallery. Kehinde Wiley, the… Read More