Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is the only museum of its kind in the United States to stand at the intersection of American history, biography and art. Through powerful imagery, we connect people and their stories, and celebrate the richness and diversity of the American experience. The Portrait Gallery brings together over 23,000 portraits of poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists; behind each portrait is the story of a person who impacted American history and culture in a profound way. These stories come to life at the National Portrait Gallery.