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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Address: 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
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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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Family enjoyed it, but not a particularly family-friendly place

Our toddler fell asleep as we entered and slept through most of the museum which we and the child and teen very much enjoyed. The info desk was very helpful in suggesting nursing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our toddler fell asleep as we entered and slept through most of the museum which we and the child and teen very much enjoyed. The info desk was very helpful in suggesting nursing locations, both semi-private and public (and offered a pumping location of their own accord as well). When the toddler woke and wanted to nurse, I used their... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Before dinner, we took a self-paced tour of the museum. Every wing represents a point in time - from traditional to modern era. Appreciated the artifacts on display.

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Elbert, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is so much to see here that you have to pick and choose your favorites if you only have a day. I could have spent a week seeing everything that was on display. It's a beautiful building too.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An architectural gem. The building's overall renovation produced one of the most beautiful museums in DC. In the evenings the courtyard's glass roof shimmers with lights and makes it seem as if one is sitting beneath a star-covered sky. Don't miss the Luce Center in the west wing of the building -- Gorgeous space; and, the Lunder Conservation Center's tours... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended an Inaugural Ball at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and were so glad it was hosted there. What a beautiful building. The artwork is fabulous.

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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful galleries. Use the free lockers to store you coat and other gear, then spend a few hours surrounded by beautiful American Art. Some artist you know, and some you'll know from now on.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The American Art Museum and its twin, the National Portrait Gallery, don't have the pizzazz of other Smithsonian museums. Other than the Landsdowne portrait of George Washington, which is currently out for restoration, this museum has few if any show-stoppers in its collection. Well, there is one thing -- in the folk art collection, there's the wild tinfoil creation known... More 

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Amazing Museum full of great American Art. The National Gallery, which is close by has international art, but the Porturate Ann the American Art Museum is realy excellent.

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Fort Lauderdale, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I have been there many times and always see something new. You never stop learning there. Everyone of all ages will find something that interests them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

The museum was open until 7pm today so we had an early dinner and squeezed in one this last museum. While my 5 year old was bored at the adjacent portrait gallery, she perked up here. It has some eye-popping pieces of art. Since the scavenger hunt wasn't available for the kids, we made up our own using the art... More 

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