Smithsonian American Art Museum

Art Museum, Art Gallery
800 G St. NW (8th and F Streets, NW)
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 633-1000
11:30am - 7:00pm
11:30am - 7:00pm
11:30am - 7:00pm
11:30am - 7:00pm
11:30am - 7:00pm
11:30am - 7:00pm
11:30am - 7:00pm


  • Chef Jos Andres tells us he comes for here for a little escape: walking through the vast halls always inspires him.
  • On the 1st floor, find "The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millennium General Assembly" and be awestruck
  • Going to see a show? TICKETplace, nearby at 923 F Street, offers tickets for select events on the day of the show at half price. Purchases must be made in person. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Take one of the daily docent-led tours or behind the scenes tour of the Lunder Conservation Ctr (Wed @ 3). Short on time? Stop by the Info Desk to get the Ten Highlights self-guided tour
  • The courtyard is the best place to feel like you're outside without being outside. Nice light, great place to bring your lunch.
  • I absolutely love the art here!
  • Check out the Art of Video Games exhibit. Pretty awesome.
  • Stop in and view the Presidential Portraits.
  • Gilbert Stuart's stern presidential portraits are incredible.
  • Sit in the expansive courtyard - has AC! The colbert portrait is @ american history museum now, not here.
  • LOVE the "open" conservation labs and storage! An interesting side to museums that you rarely see. Don't leave without seeing this part of the museum on the third floor mezzanine and fourth floor.
  • The new atrium is amazing!
  • The museum includes folk art and crafts, decorative arts, and the largest collection of New Deal art and American Impressionist paintings. Visitors tend to adore the contemporary craft collection.
  • It was interesting photographs and art pictures.
  • La partie "art ancien" est une de mes prfres
  • If you have trouble convincing your son to go to this museum, tell him it's actually the Boobies Museum.
  • Great the art of video game exhibit! Awesome photography exhibit as well.
  • A hidden treasure among DC museums.
  • Nam June Paik!!!!! 2 of his installations are located here!
  • Art & Coffee in the Luce Center, Wed-Sun 1-3:30pm, chat with the curators, enjoy free coffee and wi-fi