Please join us this month at the National Portrait Gallery for Portrait InSight, a program for visitors who are blind or have low vision. These 60-minute, verbally described tours tell stories about the Americans who have shaped the history and culture of this country through the museum’s unique collection of portraits. This month, Portrait InSight takes place:

Thursday, November 14th at 2:00 pm, and

Saturday, November 16th at 12:00 noon


Both tours require registration by emailing 48 hours in advance.


Thursday’s tour will take place in the permanent exhibition Champions, which salutes dynamic American sports figures whose impact beyond the athletic realm made them part of the larger story of the nation. The docent will describe three portraits: Dempsey-Willard  Fight, Reggie Jackson, and Arthur Ashe.

Saturday’s tour will explore the theme of social activism and include a visit to the portrait of James Farmer, founder of the Congress of Racial Equality, Native American Russell Means by Warhol, and Carrie Catt Chapman.   

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Location: The National Portrait Gallery is located between 7th and 9th Streets, and F and G Streets. The closest Metro station is Gallery Place/Chinatown. Please meet in the G Street lobby.


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