As a public health precaution due to COVID-19, all Smithsonian museums are closed temporarily. All public programs are online only, on-site public tours and events are currently suspended. We are not announcing a reopening date at this time and will provide updates on our websites and social media.
Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and G Streets, NW)
America’s urban streets have long inspired documentary photographers. After World War II, populations shifted from the city to the suburbs and newly built highways cut through thriving neighborhoods, leaving isolated pockets within major urban centers.