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Educational Programs

The National Portrait Gallery Education Department prides itself
on using the arts as a vehicle to introduce important Americans in
the NPG collection – along with their significant contributions to American society – to visitors of all ages.

Using the exhibitions in the National Portrait Gallery as a catalyst for educational offerings, the department has brought the collection alive through interactive school tours, adult tours, adult and family programming and outreach efforts.




  • Tours, Talks, and Theater

  • Dropping by the Gallery during your lunch hour or stopping by after work? We have many programs designed specifically for adult learners.

  • Youth and Family Programs

  • Youth and family programs at the National Portrait Gallery are designed to “inform, involve, and inspire” the visitor.

  • School and Teacher Programs

  • School and teacher programs inspire students and teachers to learn about the men and women who have made significant contributions to the history, development, and culture of the United States.

  • Opportunities

  • Help the Education department to introduce important Americans in the NPG collection to visitors of all ages. Several opportunities are available to members of the public, as well as students.

  • Internships

  • The National Portrait Gallery, as a museum of the Smithsonian Institution, offers formal internships to qualified applicants.


















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    Phone: (202) 633-8500
    FAX: (202) 633-8521
    E-mail:
    NPGEducation@si.edu
    Mailing Address:
    Office of Education
    National Portrait Gallery
    P.O. Box 37012
    Washington, D.C. 20013-0712

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