On Permanent View
The nation’s only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House, this exhibition
lies at the heart of the Portrait Gallery’s mission to tell the American story through the individuals who
have shaped it. Visitors will see an enhanced and extended display of multiple images of 42 presidents
of the United States, including Gilbert Stuart’s “Lansdowne” portrait of George Washington, the
famous “cracked plate” photograph of Abraham Lincoln and whimsical sculptures of Presidents
Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon and George H. W. Bush by noted caricaturist Pat
Oliphant. Presidents Washington, Andrew Jackson, Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D.
Roosevelt will be given expanded attention because of their significant impact on the office. Presidents from FDR to Bill Clinton are featured in a video component of the exhibit.
Dept. of Exhibitions and Collections Management
Phone: (202) 633-8280
National Portrait Gallery
PO Box 37012
Victor BuildingSuite 4100 MRC 973
Washington, DC, 20013-7012
750 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
MUSEUM FLOOR PLAN
View the museum's new exhibition spaces and layout.
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PURCHASE GALLERY BOOKS AND CATALOGS|
View the Gallery's extensive collection of books and exhibition catalogs. Publications are available through the National Portrait Gallery or the respective publishers.
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