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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
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+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is awesome and honestly a must visit for any lover of history and art. Spent about three hours here and didn't get to see everything because how big it is and a must see in Washington.

Thank Mr S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Three stories of art work ranging from paintings to sculptures to even silhouettes!! The President's portrait room is not to be missed. Take the free guided tour if you are short of time or just don't know where to start

Thank Tony O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are connected to each other and they both are very important. You will see amazing artworks in various forms reflecting the American history and culture. When we visited during the W-DC museum conference, we loved it....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is unbelievable! There is so much to see here! Unfortunately the main area that we were wanting to see was closed for renovation. Come on, the place is so big, can you not move items to other areas that are not being renovated?

Thank Jack4355197
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of American artists ranging from the "traditional" to modern art. The western art is beautiful. Super easy to get to via the metro. The covered atrium is a great place to have lunch. Stays open until 7.

Thank RustonTraveller
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous exhibit of first ladies gowns through the ages, and all the china patterns they used starting with Martha Washington! Tons of informative exhibits. Currently one about the internment of the Japanese during WW2. Gorgeous huge building and collections.

Thank CelticGirlLA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Connected to the Portrait Gallery. I’ll need to return to see more but I really enjoyed seeing several galleries of contemporary art. Easy to navigate.

Thank Nancy D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cezanne painted about 1000 works but only about 100 were portraits. Most people have seen few of these works. This is an exhibit of more than half of his portraits. Stunning and it gives you a good idea of the artist as portraitist. Interestingly, his...More

Thank Chinapjs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made our pilgrimage to see the Obamas' portraits (which were beautiful), but while there made time to explore most of the rest of the museum. Our favorite by far as the contemporary (modern) art wing, which featured several unique and interesting pieces. Just a...More

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not an art person, but I figured if we were ever going to go into an art museum, doing some of the Smithsonian art museums would be a good choice. We did the Highlights tours at both this museum and the Portrait Gallery,...More

Thank Sherri M
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darkfalcon500
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
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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
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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.
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