Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story. The National Portrait Gallery is part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.


As of Sept. 18, the National Portrait Gallery will be open Wednesdays – Sundays, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Timed-entry passes are required for all members of the media and visitors of all ages.

Image Captions

  1. Laura Bush by Aleksander Titovets, oil on canvas, 2008. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Stewart.
  2. Anna May Wong by Joseph Grant, India ink, gouache and pencil on illustration board, 1932. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Carol Grubb and Jennifer Grant Castrup.
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