National Portrait Gallery

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Best Museums in the U.S.

America has many of the world’s greatest museums, some of which are free.

09/25/2014

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Artist is Turning National Mall Into Massive Portrait

The iconic National Mall will soon transform into an enormous 6-acre portrait made out of sand and soil.

09/15/2014

Actors dressed as George Washington and his wife Martha look at a portrait of the first U.S. president by Gilbert Stuart at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington on January 19, 2013. (Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Famous George Washington Painting to be Restored

One of the most famous portraits of George Washington will soon get a high-tech examination and face-lift of sorts with its first major conservation treatment in decades.

09/08/2014

A woman stands alone National Portrait Gallery (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Best Art Exhibits for Kids in Washington, D.C.

With so many museums and galleries in the Washington, D.C. area, you should be able to find an art exhibit your children can enjoy. Here are the best art exhibits for kids in D.C.

09/08/2014

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Your City Guide to Washington, D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

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Best Upcoming Art Exhibits in Washington, D.C.

Art is the spice of life. Here’s an update on some exhibits that you are sure to enjoy.

08/04/2014

Hundreds of people watch the World Cup final in Silver Spring, Maryland. (credit: Heather Curtis/All-News 99.1)

World Cup Watch Parties in D.C., Md.

The Smithsonian is hosting a viewing party for the final match of the World Cup.

07/11/2014

Portrait of the 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. (1822-1885) (Courtesy of the National Archives/Newsmakers)

Smithsonian Features Grant, Lee From Civil War

The National Portrait Gallery is continuing a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a new exhibit focusing on the two generals who led Confederate and Union troops into battle.

07/07/2014

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Best Upcoming Events for Art Lovers in Washington, D.C.

If you’re an art lover in Washington D.C., you won’t want to miss these summer events that celebrate the rich artistic culture in the nation’s capital.

05/31/2014

Artist Will Cotton's painting Cupcake Katy goes on view at the National Portrait Galley to welcome the pop star to D.C. (Credit: Smithsonianmag.com)

US Portrait Gallery Adds Katy Perry to Collection

Katy Perry is getting an honor usually reserved for later in life. Her portrait is joining the collection at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

05/21/2014

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