Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

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11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily
Closed December 25

Admission is free


The nation’s first collection of American art offers an unparalleled record of the American experience, capturing the aspirations, character and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The museum is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world, including works by such stylistically diverse luminaries as John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O’Keeffe, housed in one of the oldest public buildings constructed in early Washington.


Photography, modern folk and self-taught art, African American art, Latino art, New Deal art, impressionist paintings, and the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, an interactive public study center

  • Courtyard Café
    Soups, made-to-order salads and salad bar, sandwiches, bottled beverages, espresso/cappuccino bar, wine, beer, coffee, teas, pastries, and ice cream.
    11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.* daily

    Free visitor Wi-Fi
    Discounts are available for Smithsonian Members with a valid membership card.
    *Subject to early closure for non-public museum events.

    Group dining packages »

There is no parking at the museum. Parking is limited to street parking and commercial lots and garages. For their location, please view this map.

Metro station: Gallery Place/Chinatown (9th Street exit); Red, Green, or Yellow line