Join Us! November 12, 2022

Save the Date: November 12, 2022

Join Us for an Empowering Night!

 

The Portrait of a Nation Gala – an elegant and uplifting night – will celebrate seven remarkable individuals for their transformational impact on the nation’s history, development, and culture.

We are proud to introduce the 2022 Portrait of a Nation Honorees who embody creativity, individuality, excellence, and service to the people of our country:

José Andrés
Clive Davis
Ava DuVernay
Marian Wright Edelman
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.
Serena Williams
Venus Williams 

headshots of honorees

Artists, musicians, distinguished guests, and friends of the National Portrait Gallery celebrate the renowned honorees in the museum’s Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, beneath its glittering glass canopy.

The biennial Portrait of a Nation Gala seeks to raise $3 million to strengthen the museum’s endowment, to support its mission to tell the dynamic and multifaceted story of the United States of America.

Portrait of a Nation Award

The Portrait of a Nation Award is awarded to individuals selected from the illustrious roster of contemporary Americans whose portraits reside in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection. Recipients have made significant contributions across diverse fields and have demonstrated a significant commitment to service, and the values of creativity, individuality, insight, and inquiry.

Tickets 

We are grateful for your interest in the Portrait of a Nation Gala. At this time, we have very limited availability of tickets. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or a table, please contact us directly at: NPG_Gala@si.edu or 202.633.8309

Photo Credits:
José Andrés: photo by Josh Telles; Clive Davis: Photo by Fadil Berisha; Ava DuVernay: photo courtesy of ARRAY; Marian Wright Edelman: photo by Biljana B. Milenkovic, Courtesy of the Children’s Defense Fund; Anthony S. Fauci, M.D: Courtesy of NIAID/NIH; Serena Williams: © Paton Antoniou/Trunk Archive; Venus Williams: photo by Laura Metzler Photography.

We are grateful for your interest in the Portrait of a Nation Gala. At this time, we have very limited availability of tickets. If you are interested in purchasing tickets or a table, please contact us directly at: NPG_Gala@si.edu or 202.633.8309


Consistent with current tax laws, gala tables or tickets may not be purchased through donor advised funds. Donors giving through DAFs and foundations should consult their tax advisors prior to making a Gala commitment.

TABLES:

LEAD SPONSOR | $250,000

HOST COMMITTEE | $100,000 

(Limited Availability)

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022:
    One table for up to ten guests with premier placement at the Portrait of a Nation Gala
    Opportunity to host a distinguished guest at your table
    On-stage recognition in program remarks
   Invitation for all table guests to attend the VIP reception with honorees before the event
    Text recognition in select national media releases
    Name or Logo recognition in printed invitation Gala program and website

Friday, Nov 11, 2022:
    Invitation for four guests to an exclusive dinner with honorees and other distinguished guests 

Other:
    Opportunity to customize an experience for 10 guests (eg: curator-led private tour of an exhibition or collections or honoree portraits after installation)
    Choice of listing as a sponsor for an exhibition or program at the Portrait Gallery for one year
    All benefits below in blue (does not include additional tables or tickets)


BENEFACTOR | $50,000 

(Limited Availability)

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022
    One table for up to ten guests with prominent placement at the Portrait of a Nation Gala
    Invitation for all table guests to attend the VIP reception with honorees before the event

Friday, Nov 11, 2022:
    Invitation for two guests to an exclusive dinner with honorees and other distinguished guests 

Other:
    Invitation to a viewing of honoree portraits after installation with a curator for 6 guests
    Text recognition within the museum for one year and in the Smithsonian’s Annual Report
    Plus, all benefits below in blue
(does not include additional tables or tickets)


PATRON | $25,000 

Tickets at this level are sold out. We are happy to add you to a waitlist and will connect with you, should tickets become available. Please contact us directly at NPG_Gala@si.edu or 202.633.8309

Saturday, Nov 12, 2022
    One table for up to ten guests at the Portrait of a Nation Gala
    Invitation for 2 guests to attend the VIP reception before the event 
    * Name recognition in printed invitation, Gala program and website

Other:
    Invitation to a viewing of honoree portraits after installation with a curator for 4 guests
    Plus, all benefits of ticket levels below in blue (does not include VVIP reception or additional tickets)


TICKETS:

SUPPORTER | $10,000 per ticket

(Limited Availability)

    Invitation to an exclusive dinner with honorees and other distinguished guests on Friday, November 11, 2022, one per ticket
    Invitation to attend the VIP reception on the night of the Gala, one per ticket
    Seating at a prominent table
    Plus, all benefits below in blue (does not include additional tickets or invitations)


FRIEND | $5,000 per ticket 

(Limited Availability)

    Invitation to attend the VIP reception with honorees on the night of the Gala, one per ticket
    Seating for one, per ticket, at a table with prominent placement
    Invitation to a viewing of honoree portraits after installation with a curator
    Invitation to signature Portrait Gallery national events
    Recognition in the Gala printed program and invitation
    Recognition in the Smithsonian Annual Report
    Plus, all benefits below in blue
(does not include additional tickets)


INDIVIDUAL TICKETS | $2,500

Tickets at this level are sold out. We are happy to add you to a waitlist and will connect with you, should tickets become available. Please contact us directly at: NPG_Gala@si.edu or 202.633.8309

    Seating for one per ticket
    Invitations to receptions for exhibition openings and other special programs at the Portrait Gallery in 2022-2023


When entering amounts please do not use commas. 

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