You are here
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.
Capacity, Theatre-style: 346
November 28, 2018 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM Artist Talk with Photographer Chris Buck
Now - January 6, 2019 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen
Now - January 21, 2019 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM 'Diane Arbus: A box of ten photographs'
Now - March 17, 2019 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Between Worlds: The Art of Bill Traylor