Editors' pick

National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution photo
(Lois Raimondo/TWP)
With portraits of athletes, authors and elder statesmen, the collection catalogues American art and history.
11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily
Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow lines), Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange lines)
Through 1/10/16

Elaine de Kooning: Portraits

A display of gestural portraits by Kooning that depict her friends and family.
Through 2/1/16

Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart

The museum highlights its "Lansdowne" Washington portrait as it counts down the days until the painting is sent to the conservation lab.

Dana Tai Soon Burgess

A performance of the company's piece, "America's Cloud."
Through 3/13/16

Dark Fields of the Republic: Alexander Gardner Photographs 1859-1872

The exhibit of photographs by Alexander Gardner includes Civil War battlefields, landscapes of the American west, Indians, portraits of President Lincoln and other famous figures.
Through 5/15/16

One Life: Dolores Huerta

The exhibit highlights Huerta's role in the California farmworkers movement of the 1960s and '70s.
Through 7/10/16

Eye Pop: The Celebrity Gaze

An exhibition of portraits of celebrities that questions the roles of the subjects, artists and viewers in creating and experiencing the celebrity gaze.