Private Guided Tour: Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum
The collection includes portraits of every president, as well as thousands of other notable leaders, artists, musicians and statesmen. Visiting the Mount Vernon Gallery for the 2010 opening of an exhibition about George Washington will not only see one of the few dozen copies in existence today, but also a display of Washington's first use of photography to create a likeness. Also on display will be Washington's earliest portrait painted by Charles Willson Peale in 1772. The total value of the collection is over $1 billion.
The American Art Museum displays an extensive collection in the building. The museum has one of the finest collections of American art, which includes works by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns.
The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum are located on the National Mall at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW in Washington D.C.
The National Portrait Gallery: The museum's collection of American portraits spans three centuries and includes the largest holdings of George Washington's and other presidents' portraits. The Museum features portraits of several important figures from the American Revolution, including John Paul Jones, John Hancock and George Washington.
All 225 works in this collection have been authenticated by The Smithsonian Center for Research in Archeology (SCAR). All works have been purged of any provenance evidence that might undermine their authenticity. Over 100 portraits have been identified in the Center's archive as having been drawn during Washington's lifetime, a significant number for which we can document the sitter's identity beyond reasonable doubt.
|1:30 Private Guided Tour|
|Available Now until 12/31/2023 View Detailed Schedule|
|Private Museum Tour;Professional Tour Guide Exclusively For You;Duration 2 - 2.5 Hours;Wheelchair Friendly|
|Semi-Private 8ppl Max. English|
|Available 3/21/2023 until 12/31/2023 View Detailed Schedule|
|Save money by booking a group up to 8 guests per guide. This option NOT FOR WHEELCHAIRS.|