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Address: : 8th and G Streets, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Admission: : Free

Hours: : Wednesday – Sunday 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Prohibition: : No smoking
No Food and Drinks
Do not touch the artworks

Accessibility: : Wheelchair accessible
Service animals are welcome
Accessible restrooms

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"A Gallery for the Portraits of American Greats"

National Portrait Gallery, Washington Overview

A historic and unique art gallery in Washington DC, the National Portrait Gallery is also a part of the Smithsonian Institution.

It exhibits the portraits of influential and famous Americans. It is the only museum to house the official portraits of American presidents outside of the White House. The 17 galleries of the museum aim to provide a historical overview of the American land through portraiture. The iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Muhammad Ali hail from the 3rd floor of the museum. Built-in the style of Greek Revival architecture, the building itself is a work of art but a few of its notable portrait collections include portraits of Charlie Chaplin by Edward Steichen, Abraham Lincoln by Alexander Gardner, Hope (Barack Obama) by Shepard Fairey and John Adams by Gilbert Stuart. You can also access the Time magazine covers under the graphic arts section of the collection. The museum can be constantly seen working to better itself and thus becomes a must-visit art gallery in Washington DC.

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