Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Address : F St NW &, 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, United States

Admission: : Free

Hours: : Wednesday-Sunday: 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Prohibition : No smoking
No Food and Drinks
Do not touch the artworks

Accessibility : Wheelchair accessible
Service animals are welcome
Accessible restrooms
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"Gallery of the Largest Collection of American Art!"

Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington Overview

Hosting the largest collection of American Art in the entire world, Smithsonian American Art Museum popularly known as SAAM promises its visitors an encounter with artworks that goes back to the pre-Colonial era.

The museum houses together three centuries of US artists inside its walls. It enables visitors to travel through the pre-colonial period to the 21st Century by presenting works from each of the eras. With the first floor exhibiting the collection of folk art, the second displaying American impressionism and Civil war, the third housing Contemporary American Art, the museum’s architecture must like its collection reflect a diverse and strong cultural significance. The Kogod Courtyard that is embellished with a glass ceiling separates the American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Pieces by John Singer Sargent, Joshua Johnson and Sister Gertrude Morgan become a strong representation of African Americans making the museum an ideal place to explore the artworks of black artists and lives.

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