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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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Arts everywhere

I thought this place only shows like paintings but I was wrong. It showcased sculptures, pictures, etc. this place is huge and there are areas where photography is not allowed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Camarillo, California

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I thought this place only shows like paintings but I was wrong. It showcased sculptures, pictures, etc. this place is huge and there are areas where photography is not allowed. The good thing is, they have lockers for free so you can leave your backpacks while looking around.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

National Portrait Gallery is a hidden gem. Free admission, 4 blocks from Metro Center. Delightful portraits from all eras of American history. Did l mention it was free, lol. Great inner area for lunch, The Kogod Courtyard is a stunning place to relax & have lunch.

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a museum that captures everyone. 'Something for everyone,' is the sense you have as you drift through the galleries.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well, if you want to visit Washington, DC, then get ready for museums, museum, and more museums. I love the cultural aspect of this city - which is second to none (maybe NYC?). But, I can't get enough of the museums - very interesting and educational.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful art work displayed in a building that displays the art work well . It is easy to get to by the metro . It's near many other interesting museums as well

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Euless, Texas, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The hours are ridiculous (11:30-7pm). It's just not enough time! Every time you turn a corner, you spot a piece of art from an art book or history book or major art show. It can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are plenty of places to sit and absorb. There are three and a half floors of gallery.. Be sure to check... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Portrait Gallery are almost hidden gems in DC. Even in the heaviest tourist season when motor coaches line the length of the Mall, only a fraction of visitors walk four blocks north to the American Art Museum. Start in the courtyard by walking straight though the entrance lobby. An enormous glass and steel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are going to be in Washington, you must go see the American Art Museum. It gives an unique perspective of the history of art in America.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I wish that I had visited the art museum first before many of the other museums but afraid that I would not have left if I did ha. I am an art lover and the time I did get to this museum, my feet were so tired from walking all day at other places. I did manage to see a... More 

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Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

spent there several hours, and it was just a pick view of the museum. left with a feeling that i have still missed more then half of the exhabitions. every room is breathtaking. sadly my visit to DC was short so i couldn't visit again this time. defently will come again in the future.

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Additional Information about Smithsonian American Art Museum

Address: Address: 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: (202) 633-1000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

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