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Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Generations of remarkable Americans are kept in the company of their fellow citizens at the National Portrait Gallery.
The Gallery presents the wonderful diversity of individuals who have left—and are leaving—their mark on our country and our culture.
Through the visual and performing arts, the Gallery celebrates leaders such as George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., artists such as Mary Cassatt and George Gershwin, activists such as Sequoyah and Rosa Parks, and icons of pop culture such as Babe Ruth and Marilyn Monroe.
For anyone fascinated by famous Americans and their stories, the National Portrait Gallery is a must–visit destination.