National Portrait Gallery

Home to the Catalog of American Portraits, a survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad, with more than 200,000 portraits of American subjects or portraits by American artists, including more than 1,600 portraits of the U.S. presidents, 5,450 glass-plate negatives from the studios of Mathew Brady, and original artwork from 2,139 Time magazine covers. The Lunder Conservation Center is the first art conservation facility in the United States that allows the public permanent behind-the-scenes views of the National Portrait Gallery’s and Smithsonian American Art Museum’s preservation work.