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Inaugural Weekend Information

Kogod Courtyard

Kogod Courtyard by M.V. Janzten (by way of SAAM's flickr photostream)

The Smithsonian American Art Museum displays its collections and presents special exhibitions in two locations in Washington, D.C. Its main building is located at the heart of a vibrant downtown cultural district, while its branch museum for contemporary craft and decorative arts, the Renwick Gallery, is located nine blocks west, near the White House. Before you visit, please take a moment to look over our Gallery Guidelines so you know what to expect.

If your time is limited, stop by the Information Desk for a self-guided tour of SAAM's Ten Highlights, including the innovative Luce Foundation Center for American Art and the Lunder Conservation Center, or take advantage of one of the daily docent-led tours of the collection. Don't forget, SAAM's main building is open every evening so you can visit your favorite painting before going to dinner or just relax in the Courtyard Café.

Lecture Details
Luce Center for American Art

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