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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Sculptures. One is a metal sphere, the other is a yellow pumpkin with black spots

The Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Museum Hours: 10 AM – 5:30 PM Sculpture Garden Hours: All Hours Location Independence Ave SW &, 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560 Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian Station Food Dolcezza Cafe located inside the museum proper, ground floor Museum History The Hirshhorn Museum was opened in 1974 with the purpose …
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American Flag in the Breeze

The National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History Hours: 10:00 AM – 05:30 PM Location: Constitution Avenue, NW Between 12th and 14th Streets Washington, D.C. Nearest Metro: Smithsonian Station; Blue, Orange, and Silver lines Food: America’s Table Cafe, 11:00 am – 02:00 pm LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe, 10:00 am – 05:00 pm The National Museum of American …
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A small glider

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age

The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age Currently on View National Air and Space Museum, National Mall 10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Daily Exhibit The Wright exhibit is constructed in a chronological horseshoe surrounding a model of the glider. The decor is reminiscent of a classic midwestern house, in terms of lamps …
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Three adults and a child conversing in front of an old fashioned train engine.

America on the Move

Transportation deeply affects how we live our lives, yet few of us consider the history of our highways and bus systems. Nonetheless, transportation has a history that is tied to other profound changes in American life. The exhibit ‘America On the Move’ at the National Museum of American History covers advancements in transportation from 1876 …
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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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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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David Best’s Temple Exhibition at Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.

Renwick Gallery turns entire rooms into works of art. One of their rooms currently houses David Best’s piece, Temple. The architecture evokes spiritual feeling. In response, visitors are encouraged to write thoughts on wooden placards and place them throughout the room. This work is essential to any art tour of the city. Consider staying our …
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