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Another gem of a museum in Washington, D.C. You could spend untold hours wandering the myriad of galleries. The variety of styles, mediums, time frames, and themes will satisfy everyone from the casual tourist to an art expert.
An exceptional collection of art by American artists. Was pleasantly surprised by the depth and breadth of artwork....some truly impressive works. Combined in the same building as the National Portrait Gallery, one can see both in under 2 hours. Although these galleries don’t get the...More
I am ever amazed at what is in the Smithsonian. There are some masterful painters and artisans represented and some, I wonder how their art was chosen. Guess I need to look up how one goes about being in there.
Probably the best museum to see art and sculpture depicting America by American artists. SAAM is attached to the National portrait gallery. Portraits of all the presidents really brings to life American history.
Go during the week when it's not crowded.
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Both the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery share the building, which consists of three floors, packed with exhibits. Pick up a list of temporary exhibits at the entrance so you will not miss any of the special exhibits. This museum is...More
I prefer more classic art, but there were some really neat pieces in this museum. It is right next to the portait museum so be sure to stop there as well. The objects with shadows and the neon US map were my favorite.
2 hours on one side (the Am Art Museum), break for lunch in the courtyard or at one of the places nearby, and then 2 hours on the other side (Nat'l. Portrait Gallery). Highly recommend going up to the top floor gallery of... More
2 hours on one side (the Am Art Museum), break for lunch in the courtyard or at one of the places nearby, and then 2 hours on the other side (Nat'l. Portrait Gallery). Highly recommend going up to the top floor gallery of the side that used to the US Patent and Trademark Office. It's so quiet up there and the photographs and art are fantastic. You almost have the place to yourself, which is rare in a DC museum.