NPG Hall of Presidents Reopens

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The Hall of Presidents reopens at the National Portrait Gallery. Now located in the west wing, the Hall of Presidents has portraits hung in chronological order and arranged to permit leisurely study of the collection, which begins with the famous Gilbert Stuart Lansdowne' painting of George Washington. Also displayed are newly acquired portraits of John Adams and Zachary Taylor.


  • Hall of Presidents
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • United States President


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1977, p. 5
  • Torch, 3/1977, p. 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


January 15, 1977


  • Art
  • Exhibitions
  • Portraits
  • Art objects

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