|National Portrait Gallery|
|(U.S. National Historic Landmark)|
|Location:||F and G Sts. between 7th and 9th Sts. , NW|
|Designated as NHL:||January 12, 1965|
|Added to NRHP:||October 15, 1966|
The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in Washington, D.C., administered by the Smithsonian Institution. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D A National Historic Landmark (NHL is a Building, site, Structure, Object, or District, that is officially recognized by the Events 475 - Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP is the United States government's official list of districts sites buildings structures and objects deemed worthy of Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. An art gallery or art museum is a space for the exhibition of art, usually Visual art. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D The Smithsonian Institution (smɪθsoʊnɪən is an educational and research institute and associated Museum complex administered and funded by the Government of Its collections focus on images of famous individual Americans.
It resides in the Old Patent Office Building (now renamed the Donald W. The historic Old Patent Office Building in Washington DC covers an entire city block defined by F and G Streets and 7th and 9th Streets NW in Chinatown Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture), located just south of Chinatown in the Penn Quarter district of downtown Washington. Chinatown in Washington DC is a small historic neighborhood east of downtown in the present day consisting of a handful of ethnic Chinese and Penn Quarter is a neighborhood in the East End of downtown Washington D The third oldest federal building in the city, constructed between 1836 and 1867, the marble and granite museum has porticoes modeled after the Parthenon in Athens, Greece. Marble is a nonfoliated Metamorphic rock resulting from the Metamorphism of Limestone, composed mostly of Calcite (a crystalline form of Granite (ˈɡrænɪt is a common and widely occurring type of intrusive, Felsic, igneous rock. A museum is a "permanent institution in the service of society and of its development open to the public which acquires conserves researches communicates and exhibits the A portico is a Porch that is leading to the entrance of a building or extended as a Colonnade, with a roof structure over a walkway supported by Columns The Parthenon ( Ancient Greek:) is a temple of the Greek goddess Athena, built in the 5th century BC on the Athenian Acropolis Athens (ˈæθənz Αθήνα Athina,) the Capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery as one of the world's Greece (Ελλάδα transliterated: Elláda, historically, Ellás,) officially the Hellenic Republic (Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
The building was used as a hospital during the Civil War. A hospital is an institution for Health care providing treatment by specialised staff and equipment and often but not always providing for A civil war is a War between a State and domestic political actors that are in control of some part of the territory claimed by the state Walt Whitman worked there and used his experiences as a basis for The Wound Dresser. Walter Whitman (May 31 1819 &ndash March 26 1892 was an American poet, Essayist journalist, and humanist. The Bureau of Indian Affairs moved into the building after the war ended. History Although the bureau which was called the Office of Indian Affairs was formed in 1824 similar agencies had existed in the U Whitman worked as a clerk for the bureau until 1867, when he was fired after a manuscript of Leaves of Grass was found in his desk. A manuscript is any Document that is Written by hand as opposed to being printed or reproduced in some other way For the 2009 film by this name see Leaves of Grass (film Leaves of Grass (1855 is a poetry collection by the American poet 
It was spared from demolition by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958 and given to the Smithsonian, which renovated the structure and opened the National Museum of American Art (later renamed the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and National Portrait Gallery there in 1968. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14 1890 – March 28 1969 was President of the United States from 1953 until 1961 and a five-star general The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a Museum in Washington D
It is the namesake for the Gallery Place Washington Metro station, located across the intersection of F and 8th Streets, Northwest. Namesake (sometimes "name's sake" is a term used to characterize a person place thing quality action state or idea that is called after or named out of regard to Gallery Place–Chinatown is a Washington Metro station in Washington D Northwest (also written as NW or NW) is the northwestern quadrant of Washington D
The National Portrait Gallery was closed for extensive renovations and expansion in January 2000; it reopened on July 1, 2006. "July 1st" redirects here For the Ayumi Hamasaki song see H (song. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Its director is Marc Pachter.