Washington, D.C., isn’t just the capital of the United States — it’s also arguably the finest place in the country for museum lovers. Here are the museums and sites you should put on your “yes” list, in alphabetical order.
Earlier this year, then-2-year-old Parker Curry was photographed staring at Amy Sherald’s portrait of Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, completely enthralled with the image towering over her. When Halloween rolled around, Parker, now 3, stepped out for trick-or-treating dressed as Obama.
This year’s presentation will feature several renowned individuals—from famed baseball player Alex Rodriguez to former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy—it will also encourage viewers to learn more about those some may call “hidden figures.”
A new portrait of the late Sen. John McCain has been unveiled at the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery Monday.
The National Portrait Gallery unveiled Friday its portrait of the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. The image will be on display in the gallery’s “in memoriam” section only through Wednesday.
Pfft, who needs Imagine Dragons? Sting and Shaggy are holding a free concert in front of the National Portrait Gallery before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday. Good luck topping that, Las Vegas!
D.C. police said detectives have spoken to a person of interest in a fatal stabbing in the Chinatown neighborhood near the National Portrait Gallery. The stabbing happened early Wednesday morning.
Her portrait will be installed May 15 at the National Portrait Gallery. It was painted by Kadir Nelson and jointly acquired by the gallery and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The photo of a 2-year-old girl staring in awe at former first lady Michelle Obama’s portrait in a D.C. museum went viral on social media last week. This week, the little girl in that photo got to dance with the woman she had admired on linen just a few days earlier.
On display at the National Portrait Gallery is a haunting portrait of Abraham Lincoln. The “cracked-plate” photo was the last studio portrait taken of the 16th president. The museum is also celebrating its 50th anniversary.
The gala saluted Spike Lee, Rita Moreno, Madeleine Albright, David Ho and Bill T. Jones.
The National Portrait Gallery is exhibiting a watercolor portrait of John Glenn, showing the astronaut-statesman in a quiet moment before the history-making launch of the Discovery mission.
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announced Friday that a portrait of Bob Dylan will be installed in its “Celebrate” space on the first floor of the museum.
A year after hitting a home run with “Spotlight,” the Investigative Film Fest returns to the National Portrait Gallery.
Babe Ruth is the focus of a 32-item exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery called “One Life: Babe Ruth,” which opens June 24 and runs through May 15, 2017. See images of some of the featured pieces in the exhibition.
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