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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Host your corporate special event at one of Washington's most elegant and dazzling venues. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for 100 guests or a cocktail reception for 1200, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, housed in a gloriously renovated National Historic Landmark building, is sure to make your next event picture perfect. The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, with its elegant glass canopy, is one of the largest and most magnificent event spaces in Washington. Designed by the world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners, the enclosed courtyard provides a distinctive, contemporary accent to the museums' Greek Revival building. The spectacular decor of the Victorian-embellished Great Hall includes columns and an intricate stained glass rotunda and was the site of President Lincoln's second inaugural ball. The Luce Foundation Center for American Art displays block-long skylights showcasing more than 3,300 works of art on two balconied levels overlooking a marble-floored sculpture gallery. Visit our events page for more details.

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

Meeting Space

Room Name Dimensions Total Sq. Ft. Ceiling Height Theater Capacity Banquet Capacity Classroom Capacity Addl Info
Great Hall --x-- -- -- -- 300 --
Luce Center --x-- -- -- -- 300 --
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard --x-- -- -- -- 850 --
The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium --x-- -- -- 346 -- --
8th & G St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
Penn Quarter/Chinatown

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

Smithsonian American Art Museum Space

Total Square Footage: 0

Smithsonian American Art Museum General Info

Number of Rooms: 4

Smithsonian American Art Museum Proximity

Min to Airport: 0
Distance to Conv Center: 0