As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery are closed temporarily. Visit the Smithsonian's website for updates about a phased re-opening plan.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is home to one of the most significant collections of African American art in the world. Highlights from this collection are traveling to several cities across the United States in the exhibition African American Art in the 20th Century.
African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond presents a selection of paintings, sculpture, prints, and photographs by forty-three black artists who explored the African American experience from the Harlem Renaissance through the Civil Rights era and the decades beyond, w