Smithsonian American Art Museum

Local nameSmithsonian American Art Museum
LocationWashington D.C., United States

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a museum in Washington, D.C., part of the Smithsonian Institution. Together with its branch museum, the Renwick Gallery, SAAM holds one of the world's largest and most inclusive collections of art, from the colonial period to the present, made in the United States. The museum has more than 7,000 artists represented in the collection. Most exhibitions take place in the museum's main building, the old Patent Office Building, while craft-focused exhibitions are shown in the Renwick Gallery.

The museum provides electronic resources to schools and the public through its national education program. It maintains seven online research databases with more than 500,000 records, including the Inventories of American Painting and Sculpture that document more than 400,000 artworks in public and private collections worldwide.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sun: 11:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Dec 25: closed


Free entry.

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone 202-633-1000

Address 8th and F Streets, N.W., Washington, DC 20001, USA

Coordinates 38°53'52.184" N -77°1'24.684" E

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