Exterior Front of the Donald W Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture Building where the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum are housed. An American Flag flies high on an aluminum looking pole on the left of the building and the Smithsonian Flag flies on the right of the Building.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Museum The Smithsonian American Art Museum is one of the largest collections of American Art in the world. It features more than 7,000 artists. The galleries highlight famous periods of American history through art commissioned to capture them. For example, “Experience America” is a series that the Federal Government commissioned. Its intent was to …
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Levinthal photograph of a woman relaxing in a swimsuit

American Myth & Memory

Everyday visitors tour DC and reflect on the history of this country. Our abundance of monuments and museums testify to how we value history. The exhibit “American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs” opened 7 July 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery. This new exhibit reflects on how we remember history and is a wonderful …
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Cherry blossom art exhibit.

Rotating Interactive Art Exhibits – A DC Must See!

Living in a connected world The power of social media these days is not to be underestimated. I was scrolling through my personal Instagram feed the other day before seeing a friend in the city. Our plans were relatively low-key, hoping to meet at a local taco joint followed by a stroll around town. Before …
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Front facade of the Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection

The Phillips Collection is proud to call itself America’s first museum of modern art. Founded by Duncan Phillips and his mother, the museum first opened in 1921. The museum memorialized Duncan’s grief at the death of his father and brother. Duncan said he, “Turned to [his] love of painting for the will to live.” Their …
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Capitol Hill Neighborhood

One of my favorite neighborhoods to explore in DC is Capitol Hill. Not only does it have the historical sites and monuments, but also a daily market, great restaurants, and unique shops to visit. Our DC Inn is an easy commute to all of the excitement as we are just a 10-minute walk to the …
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The Electronic Superhighway: a must-see DC exhibit

There are so many museums and galleries in Washington DC that picking attractions to visit can feel like picking a name out of a hat. While it’s true that there’s a plethora of great things to see in DC, there is one exhibit in particular I recommend putting on your list: The Electronic Superhighway exhibit …
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Chinatown: A DC Must-Visit Neighborhood

Upon crossing under the Friendship Archway, you enter a world of culture, history, and nightlife in the small, historic neighborhood of Chinatown. Situated along H and I Streets between 5th and 8th Streets, Northwest, Chinatown comprises of diverse restaurants, shopping, museums, and theatres. Though Chinatown lives up to its name and consists of many of …
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