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American Art Museum

Indoor $$$
Art Museum, Educational, Cultural
8th And F NW, Washington, DC
URL: American Art Museum  Phone: 202-633-1000
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Activity Overview

More than 7,000 artists and the largest collection of New Deal Art in the world await you at the impressive American Art Museum. Also known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this is one of the largest and most valuable collections of American art in the World. Some of the exhibitions you can discover here include American impressionist paintings, modern folk art, works by African American and Latino artists, as well as

Some of the exhibitions you can discover here include American impressionist paintings, modern folk art, works by African American and Latino artists, as well as realist artworks from the beginning of the 20th century.

The American Art Museum is huge, so allow at least half a day to visit it. The museum is easily reachable by car or public transport. The main building of the museum is located above the Gallery-Place Chinatown Metrorail station. Several paid parking lots are available in the vicinity of the museum.

Things to Do

  • The American Art Museum offers regular programs suitable for families and children of all ages. These range from fun hands-on activities that can help little ones to develop their creativity to family festivals celebrating the Chinese New Year.
  • Girl Scout programs are available at the American Art Museum from October to May every year.

American Art Museum Insider Tips

  • If your time is limited, pick up a self-guided tour brochure from the Information Desk. The brochure contains ten highlights that you should definitely not miss when visiting the museum.
  • Stop by the Courtyard cafe for a tasty sandwich or a hot beverage.
  • Every third Tuesday of the month you can enjoy a live jazz session in the Kogod Courtyard.

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