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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Address: 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: (202) 633-1000
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Ranked #16 of 243 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works...
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Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is located in the Old Patent Office building located at 8th and F&G Streets. The collection includes over 7,000 artists, showing some very impressive works. We very much enjoyed our time viewing the works at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the accompanying National Portrait Museum, which shares the same building space. Collectively, these make... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I love art and this gallery exceeded my expectations....you could spends days enjoying the various collections, have a tea, contemplate fantastic pieces...a marvel, incredible that it is free entrance too!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

This museum has good circulating exhibits (right now it is showing Time Magazine covers from the 1960s and WPA artworks) which is the reason to go to this museum regularly. But the piece de resistance is "The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations' Millenium General Assembly of the Nations' Millenium General Assembly" by James Hampton. This is a... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this museum. I'd never been to an art museum and this one did not disappoint. My favorite part was the realism paintings. Those were incredible and so real looking. The kids loved the carvings and the portraits. Id definitely like to go back to finish the tour.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed the Smithsonian exhibit and the outdoor surrounding atmosphere. I see why its visited so much. There are amazing pieces of art and historical priceless items. Definitely a must see.

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I loved seeing all the history that our nation's capital had to offer. I had to have spent at least 6 hours in there alone. When i looked to see what time it was I was blown away at how fast the time had past.

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This museum is really full of things both historical and newly historical. It gives you a true sense of history in the making. We were disappointed that some of the items had been temporarily rotated out (e.g. Lincoln's hat), but that just means we'll have to come back again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of the most beautiful museums... You can watch a lot of different painters and artists...Smithsonian's institution is one of the best around US with a lot of museums and collections.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Please see my review of the Portrait Gallery; only a covered atrium between the two. This makes art accessible to everyone; I've seen exhibits of art of the video game; and a Norman Rockwell exhibit consisting entirely of the private collections of John Lucas and Stephen Spielberg. Remarkable place, and the building in which it is housed is remarkable as... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

History, History, History....history is something we have to read and learn, and feel what happened in those days....we will be History in a 100 years...so we are part of the Museum

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