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Want to Volunteer?

Volunteers are an integral part of the success of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There are a number of ways to volunteer at American Art, either interacting with the public or working behind-the-scenes on short-term special projects. To learn more about being a docent at the Smithsonian American Art Museum or its Renwick Gallery, contact the Education Office or e-mail The Luce Foundation Center is often looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at its information desk. E-mail or call (202) 633-5435 for details.

If you are interested in a museum career, check out the Smithsonian American Art Museum's nationally recognized internship programs.

To learn more about behind-the-scenes volunteer opportunities or to apply to be visitor information specialist at the museum's information desks, contact the Smithsonian's Volunteer Service office or e-mail