Editors' pick

National Portrait Gallery - Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian
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
(Chinatown)
Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green and Yellow lines), Metro Center (Red, Blue and Orange lines)
Free
202-633-1000
Through 4/12

Portraiture Now: Staging the Self

Features the work of David Antonio Cruz, Carlee Fernandez, Maria Martinez-Canas, Rachelle Mozman, Karen Miranda Rivadaneira and Michael Vasquez.
Through 4/19

Grant and Lee

The Civil War rivalry between generals Ulysses Grant and Robert Lee.
Through 5/3

Alexander Gardner

The 150th anniversary of the artist's "cracked-plate" portrait of President Lincoln.
Through 5/8

Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals

Studio portraits by one of the most famous photographers of the Civil War.
Through 5/25

Mr. Lincoln's Washington: A Civil War Portfolio

The exhibition features large-format reproductions of photographs, drawings and maps that document the Civil War and its impact on Washington.
Through 5/25

One Life: Grant and Lee: 'It is well that war is so terrible...'

The lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee are explored through paintings, photographs and historic objects.
Through 5/25

One Life: Grant and Lee: 1864-1865

An installation exploring the lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during the Civil War.
Through 5/31

Mathew Brady's Photographs of Union Generals

Photographer Mathew Brady's account of the ever-changing roster of Union generals during the Civil War.
Through 8/9

Time Covers the 1960s

An exhibition featuring original cover art from the museum's Time magazine collection reveals the newsmakers, trends and happenings that defined the 1960s.
Through 11/11

Recent Acquisitions

A display of new additions to the Portrait Gallery.
Through 1/10/16

Elaine de Kooning: Portraits

A display of gestural portraits by Kooning that depict her friends and family.
5/22 - 9/5/16

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.