The Smithsonian is open this weekend and will be open Monday, January 22.
National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
1st Floor Floor Plan
Each year, a gallery within the museum is devoted to the exploration of the life of one individual. Gallery historian and poet David Ward selected Walt Whitman as the subject of this first exhibition in the series because Whitman "influenced a century of America's foremost writers and artists." Whitman's images, personal memorabilia, and words create a visual portrait.