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Smithsonian American Art Museum



Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the home to one of the most significant and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today. The museum’s main building is located at Eighth and G streets N.W., above the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail station, and is open 11:30 AM to 7 PM Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free.

The museum has been a leader in identifying and collecting significant aspects of American visual culture, including photography, modern folk and self-taught art, African American art, Latino art, and video games. The museum has the largest collection of New Deal art and exceptional collections of contemporary craft, American impressionist paintings and masterpieces from the Gilded Age. In recent years, the museum has focused on strengthening its contemporary art collection, and in particular media arts, through acquisitions, awards, curatorial appointments, endowments, and by commissioning new artworks.

  • ADA Compliant
  • Free Admission
  • Guided tours available
  • Private Tour
Largest Capacities

Banquet capacity: 850, Theatre capacity: 346, Reception capacity: 3000

Floorplans
Attraction Rates

Free

Length of Tour

1-2 Hours

Metro Station

Gallery Pl-Chinatown

CONTACT

8th & G St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States

(202) 633-8534

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