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Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation's first art collection, is an unparalleled record of the American experience from the colonial period to today. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Highlights are images of the American West, WPA murals, impressionism, folk art, photography, video and media art, works by African American and Latino artists, and modern and contemporary art.

The Luce Foundation Center for American Art, the first visible art storage and study center in Washington, allows visitors to browse more than 3,300 works from the collection. It adjoins the Lunder Conservation Center, the first art conservation facility to allow the public permanent behind-the-scenes views of the preservation of artworks. Open 11:30 am - 7 pm daily except Dec. 25.

Largest Meeting Room Details
Capacity, Banquet-style: 850
Capacity, Theatre-style: 346
Meeting Space Details
Inside Reception Capacity: 3000
Facility Amenities
ADA Compliant, Free Admission, Guided tours available, Private Tour
Rate Type
Attraction Rates
Length of Tour
1-2 Hours
Metro Station
Gallery Pl-Chinatown
Upcoming Events
8th & G St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Penn Quarter/Chinatown

(202) 633-8534 / (202) 633-8535 fax