Mother Tongue Film Festival: Frybread Face and Me

February 22, 2024

Frybread Face and Me follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds as they bond during a summer on their grandmother’s Arizona ranch, learning more about their family’s past and […]

Art Bites Gallery Talk

October 10, 2023

Join SAAM’s research fellows for this lunchtime series of gallery talks as they share new discoveries about artworks on view. Learn the stories behind these objects and how each one […]

Día de los Muertos Family Day


Celebrate Día de los Muertos with the Smithsonian American Art Museum! Bring the whole family to see exciting live performances, including traditional Mexican folk dance by Ballet Folklorico Mi Herencia […]

Chamber Music with The United States Navy Band

August 16, 2023

Join your United States Navy Band for an afternoon of chamber music at the Church of the Epiphany! As one of their most unique concerts, the Chamber Music Recital Series […]

In Conversation with Kenturah Davis


In partnership with Arion Press, the historic San Francisco letterpress printer, the National Portrait Gallery is proud to present a public conversation with visionary artist Kenturah Davis. In 2023, Arion […]

“Kinship”: An Artist Talk with Thomas Holton


Join us for an artist talk with Thomas Holton, a photographer featured in “Kinship.” His portraits of the Lams, a Chinese family living in New York City, explore themes of […]

1898 Film Series


Join the National Portrait Gallery for a free two-day film program exploring the impact of U.S. expansion during the 20th century. These films are presented in conjunction with the exhibition […]

1898 Film Series


Join the National Portrait Gallery for a free two-day film program exploring the impact of U.S. expansion during the 20th century. These films are presented in conjunction with the exhibition […]

“Kinship”: An Artist Talk with Ruth Buentello


Join us for an artist talk with Ruth Buentello, a painter featured in the museum’s “Kinship” exhibition. Buentello shares family memories and emotions while using art to process and appreciate […]

Curator Tour of “Kinship” by Charlotte Ickes


Join Time-Based Media Arts Curator Charlotte Ickes as she leads a tour of the National Portrait Gallery’s “Kinship” exhibition. Learn about each artist’s motivation and inspiration for the works that […]