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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.
Capacity, Theatre-style: 346
October 20, 2017 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM The Course of Empires: American-Italian Cultural Relations, 1770-1980
October 25, 2017 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM Clarice Smith Distinguished Lecture Series with Critic Sebastian Smee
Now - January 7, 2018 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Lumia: Thomas Wilfred and the Art of Light
November 3, 2017 - March 18, 2018 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Tamayo: The New York Years
Now - March 11, 2018 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM Kara Walker: Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)