Where There Is a Woman There Is Magic: Women’s History Month Virtual Festival

March 27, 2021

Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. Online via Zoom Join the Portrait Gallery in a virtual celebration of women making history! We will explore the online exhibition “Where There Is a […]

Where There Is a Woman, There Is Magic: Women’s History Month Virtual Festival


Saturday, March 27, 11 a.m. Zoom, registration required Join the Portrait Gallery in a virtual celebration of women making history. We will explore the online exhibition “Where There Is a […]

Weekly Arts Round Up, March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021

Smithsonian Associates and the National Portrait Gallery will offer full-day programs online this Saturday to close out Women’s History Month.

National Portrait Gallery Season 3: Portraits Podcast

March 23, 2021

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery announces the third season of its PORTRAITS podcast, which explores the real stories of extraordinary people and portraiture. Hosted by National Portrait Gallery Director Kim […]

Introducing…

March 17, 2021

Wednesdays, 11 a.m. YouTube @smithsoniannpg March 17: Abigail Adams March 24: Lady Bird Johnson March 31: Maya Lin Introducing… a new kind of story time. Each week in March, a […]

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

March 11, 2021

  Thursday, March 11, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will […]

Weekly Arts Round Up, January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

Classes are being offered by the Washington School of Ballet, Hinckley Pottery and others. Also available: virtual visits to the Tudor Place garden, Asian temples and Coney Island.

Weekly Arts Round Up, November 12, 2020

November 12, 2020

On Friday and Saturday, the Udvar-Hazy Center will celebrate the International Space Station. Also, galleries are about to close and reopen in the National Gallery’s West Building.

Weekly Arts Round Up, October 15, 2020

October 15, 2020

The 2020 Smithsonian Food History Weekend and a panel tomorrow on the legacy of John Lewis will take place online. In person, you can visit the Kreeger Museum and, soon, Planet Word.

Visual Arts Preview: Social Distancing Edition

September 17, 2020

This will be a limited and bittersweet season for the arts, but after six months of pure bitterness, this writer will happily take what he can get. The fall arts […]