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On view: August 27, 2021 – May 30, 2022
The National Portrait Gallery presents the first large-scale retrospective of work by Hung Liu, the acclaimed Chinese-born American artist.
July 30, 2021 - January 16, 2023
The nation’s only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House.
Exhibition extended through Oct. 23, 2022
National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
Open to the public
11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Dr. Alan Fern, Director of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, 1982–2000
Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 5:00 p.m. ET
Closed captioning provided
Season three of the PORTRAITS podcast is now available.
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