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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Address: 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: (202) 633-1000
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11:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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Forget the museum …. head right to the gift shop - fantastic

Enjoy a world beyond any you have ever imagined and pull out your checkbook - it simply does not get any better for the true high-end shopper! whether you are looking for a child... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoy a world beyond any you have ever imagined and pull out your checkbook - it simply does not get any better for the true high-end shopper! whether you are looking for a child or the most sophisticated adult….you WiLL find it here. enjoy, savor and dally….

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wonderful exhibition with lots of technical stuff to explore and discover. Take a little more time than usually and you will enjoy the tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

This is in the same large building as the National Portrait Gallery. I have no idea which of the two is the more popular but they are together and you can enter on either side of the building. It opens later than the other Smithsonian museums and also stays open later than the others so if you are not museumed... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

From presidential portraits to modern art, one of the best ever. Adults and teens alike stopped for reflection, emotion or to tell a story about an ancestor or an impact or simply an emotion. The highlight of my DC trip!

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scotland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

references to the king of england when it should have been the the king of britain usual lack of knowlodge by americans a scotsman

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We went to the National Air and Space Museum,, The Museum of Natural History, and the Smithsonian american Art Museum. They were awesome except the Art Museum didn't keep my 8 year old daughter's interest very long. However, she really loved the Air and Space Museum! There is so much to see there we could have stayed all day if... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The collections were plentiful, powerful, playful and informative. Displays were beautifully arranged and lighted. We found many unexpected pieces along with some old favorites. My daughter was particularly impressed by the sculpture gallery. The only disappointment was that there was a renovation in progress in one section that was closed. That section just happened to house the works of a... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a premier collection of Americnl Art and should not be missed by anyone. Three floors of Americana ranging from colonial to modern. Same building as Portrait Gallery.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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204 reviews 204 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wow what an amazing find. A gorgeous museum, full of interesting American Art. Love the way it was laid out. The center courtyard was blissful, spend some time there. This museum is much less crowded as it is not on the mall, but a few streets back. It was very close to our hotel and we enjoyed spending an hour... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Fantastic exhibitions, fantastic collections. Nothing to dislike here. Repeat visitors can count on seeing many favorites time after time as well as thought-provoking changing exhibitions.

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