Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery

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


With over 16 million items in its continually growing collections, the Archives of American Art is the world’s largest and most widely used resource dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America. 

The Archives of American Art’s primary exhibition space, the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, can be found on the first floor of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture in D.C.’s Penn Quarter neighborhood—also home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.


Rotating exhibitions in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery of the Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

  • 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 gallery. 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