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Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
+1 202-633-1000
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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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8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Displayed chronologically in the same building with the National Portrait Gallery on three floors however the top floor has three gallery levels itself! Again all this for free!

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favorite stops! Seven years ago I was so blown away by the presidential portrait gallery that I couldn't wait to bring my husband. Imagine my supreme disappointment when we learned it was closed! I wish they'd had a temporary exhibit while remodeling.

Thank Becky P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour of gallery highlights was worth waiting for. Docent tailored her tour in response to questions from visitors

Thank dad54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one and the same building as the National Portrait Gallery. It is a pleasant, comfortable and welcoming place, including an airy and light central courtyard and the lush Great Hall. Some of the galleries were closed or routes blocked while I was there,...More

Thank Marieka86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SAAM (the Smithsonian American Art Museum) and the National Portrait Gallery share an imposing building in F Street about half a mile north of the National Mall. Admission to both is free. They have wonderful collections of historic and contemporary art and artifacts that provide...More

Thank beantony15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Please, don't miss it!..it's awesome to see..you can Lean a lot for free!!..highly recommended without a doubt!

Thank ItalyAgent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an exquisite collection of that covers the breath of American history and culture. Paintings date from the 18th century to present day so you can enjoy both classic and modern art styles. The collection focusing on the 1920's and 1930's is fabulous, especially...More

Thank ReneWicks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There isn't a corner of this museum that should be missed. One can walk slowly or quickly, but do not miss anything. Every detail is clearly noted, clearly written, endlessly interesting. there are easy to follow guides in print and one can always ask questions...More

Thank pumpkinj2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crowds don't care about this museum is its not crowded at all. The art is great to see. If you're into art, you have to visit.

Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent four hours here and went on three different docent tours. They were so well informed. Each one took the group to see between 6 to 8 different pieces of art and gave a history of the work and why it was important.

Thank Cecilia Y
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21 June 2017|
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Response from johnny_simpatico | Reviewed this property |
One could spend hours there. My limit for any museum is about 90 minutes. This museum is centrally located downtown and it's free to enter. I would recommend one visit to the American Art side and second visit to the... More
Wilson K
1 March 2017|
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Response from SKL2010 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours on one side (the Am Art Museum), break for lunch in the courtyard or at one of the places nearby, and then 2 hours on the other side (Nat'l. Portrait Gallery). Highly recommend going up to the top floor gallery of... More
Alan B
24 August 2016|
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Response from Wendy A | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing them when I was there. They may have been on display but I didn't see them. Sorry.