Families

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

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Día de los Muertos at the National Portrait Gallery

Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 1 & 2 | 6:30­–8:30 pm

Celebrate el Día de los Muertos with an outdoor festival of music and art at the National Portrait Gallery. Join us in creating a community altar on the museum’s steps while discovering more about the history and mythology behind el Día de los Muertos.

At dusk, witness live digital painting with artwork by artists MasPaz, Guache, and Omar García. This video and sound performance will be projected onto the G Street and 9th Street façades of the museum’s building to honor D.C.’s Latinx community.