The National Portraits Gallery, the world’s largest collection of fine art, has announced plans to close its doors by the end of the year.
“We have been in the business for a long time and we’ve built a long-lasting relationship with the public that is very loyal,” said the gallery’s CEO, Jim Smith.
“The museum has grown into a very successful business and we’re looking forward to closing the doors at the end-of-year.”
The announcement came at the start of the exhibition’s final exhibition in May.
It’s the first time the gallery will shut down since it was founded in the 1970s, and it will be the last exhibition at the venue before it closes its doors to new tenants in the fall.
The gallery, which opened in 1924, is known for its work of art, including paintings, sculptures, and drawings by some of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century.
The museum’s main exhibition, entitled The Life of Oscar Wao, was opened in 2006, and was considered one of the best American art museums in the country.
It remains one of Washington’s most significant institutions, holding some of America’s most important cultural objects.
The Smithsonian Institution will remain the museum’s custodian, and will continue to host exhibitions and exhibitions.
The National Park Service has the final say on any changes to the National Park system.