George Washington: A National Treasure

February 12, 2002 – August 22, 2004

George Washington (Lansdowne Portrait) / Oil on canvas, 1796 / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquired as a gift to the nation through the generosity of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation

National Portrait Gallery
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Various sites

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For the first time in history, the museum is taking its most prized portrait on the road. The famous and iconic portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart was "saved" from auction by a generous gift in March 2001. In celebration of its acquisition by and for the American people, the portrait will leave the nation's capital for a cross-country tour.