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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Address: 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
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Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works...

Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works depicting the history of art in the United States.

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Another great stop in a museum town

There is so much to see here that you have to pick and choose your favorites if you only have a day. I could have spent a week seeing everything that was on display. It's a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Elbert, Colorado
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Elbert, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is so much to see here that you have to pick and choose your favorites if you only have a day. I could have spent a week seeing everything that was on display. It's a beautiful building too.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An architectural gem. The building's overall renovation produced one of the most beautiful museums in DC. In the evenings the courtyard's glass roof shimmers with lights and makes it seem as if one is sitting beneath a star-covered sky. Don't miss the Luce Center in the west wing of the building -- Gorgeous space; and, the Lunder Conservation Center's tours... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended an Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and were so glad it was hosted there. What a beautiful building. The artwork is fabulous.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful galleries. Use the free lockers to store you coat and other gear, then spend a few hours surrounded by beautiful American Art. Some artist you know, and some you'll know from now on.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The American Art Museum and its twin, the National Portrait Gallery, don't have the pizzazz of other Smithsonian museums. Other than the Landsdowne portrait of George Washington, which is currently out for restoration, this museum has few if any show-stoppers in its collection. Well, there is one thing -- in the folk art collection, there's the wild tinfoil creation known... More 

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing Museum full of great American Art. The National Gallery, which is close by has international art, but the Porturate Ann the American Art Museum is realy excellent.

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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there many times and always see something new. You never stop learning there. Everyone of all ages will find something that interests them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was open until 7pm today so we had an early dinner and squeezed in one this last museum. While my 5 year old was bored at the adjacent portrait gallery, she perked up here. It has some eye-popping pieces of art. Since the scavenger hunt wasn't available for the kids, we made up our own using the art... More 

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Pacifica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

So much to see. I really enjoyed my visit here, I was impressed by how much was on display, definitely worth a visit to this art museum if you are in the area

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

This Smithsonian does not get as much attention as the others on the National Mall but our family loved it. The Presidential portrait gallery is one of the best historical exhibits I've seen in DC. Located across from the Spy Museum and Verizon Center with many restaurants in the area. I will hopefully visit many more times.

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