Add a visit to the National Portrait Gallery to your summer bucket list! Located just moments from your apartment in DC, this iconic museum is home to over 25,000 pieces of art, all an ode to influential figures in our country’s history. Its major claim to fame is that it is home to the only full collection of presidential portraits, with the exception of the White House. But there’s more to see than the America’s Presidents exhibit, while that is highly impressive!
One recent exhibit that’s making a huge impact on visitors is The Struggle for Justice exhibit. This collection features Civil Rights activists and leaders from throughout history like Martin Luther King, Jr., Jackie Robinson, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Caesar Chavez, among many others. For those who enjoy pop culture, Bravo! is dedicated to those who shaped the arts and entertainment world, and sports lovers will enjoy the Champions exhibit which houses all the sports legends.
This is just the beginning, there’s so much more to explore! Head online to reserve your required timed-entry ticket for free, which also includes the Smithsonian American Art Museum if you want to visit both in one shot.