Portrait of a Nation Gala

November 12, 2022

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has just announced the honorees for the 2022 Portrait of a Nation Award, which recognizes contemporary icons across many fields in recognition of their transformative contributions to America […]

“A Tribute to Maya Lin” at the National Portrait Gallery

October 16, 2022

The company will debut a second new work titled “A Tribute to Maya Lin” Oct. 16, 23 and 30 in response to the museum’s exhibition, “One Life: Maya Lin,” dedicated […]

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Announces Upcoming Exhibitions through Winter 2023 

July 8, 2022

Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Announces Upcoming Exhibitions through Winter 2023    I Dream a World: Selections from Brian Lanker’s Portraits of Remarkable Black Women  Part I: July 8, 2022–Jan. 29, 2023 […]

National Portrait Gallery Announces Premiere of “Birthright,” a Live Performance by Artist Maren Hassinger

June 25, 2022

National Portrait Gallery Announces Premiere of “Birthright,” a Live Performance by Artist Maren Hassinger June 25 Long-Awaited Performance Is a Commission of the Portrait Gallery’s “IDENTIFY” series  Credit: “Birthright” (still) by Maren Hassinger, 2005. Single-channel […]

‘El Muro/The Wall’ Dance at National Portrait Gallery (photos)

May 21, 2022

On three successive evenings in mid-May, the Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company (DTSBDC) premiered the latest in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. ‘El Muro’ […]

Women Leaders: Rhea Combs, Curatorial Affairs Director, Nat’l Portrait Gallery

May 12, 2022

Our spring arts preview featured 20 women cultural leaders in Washington, D.C. We wanted to amplify their voices in our online newsletters, spotlighting each of them individually. Our Thursday May […]

Portraiture Competition Winners Announced by National Portrait Gallery (photos)

April 29, 2022

“To see people as they are, as they imagine themselves, as they wish to be. To be witness, the friend, the judge, the accomplice. To record their moment,” said Annie […]

Reveal of the winner of the 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and preview of “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today”


WHAT:          Reveal of the winner of the 2022 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition and preview of “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today”   WHEN:          Friday, April 29 10–11:30 a.m.                         WHERE:       Smithsonian’s National Portrait […]

2022 Spring Arts Guide

March 9, 2022

The D.C. arts scene has awakened from its winter slumber. Enjoy performances, art exhibits and more this spring with this arts guide.   Performing Arts   “Catch Me If You Can” at […]

Spring Arts Preview: D.C.’s Women Cultural Leaders Speak Out

March 7, 2022

In honor of Women’s History Month and our special arts preview issue, we asked area arts leaders what it’s like working at the famed museums and theaters D.C. has to […]