Media Advisory Temporary Inaugural Closures and Cancellations

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Laura Baptiste
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Temporary closures and cancellations related to Inaugural activities and security


Jan. 16–22


Smithsonian American Art Museum, Eighth and F streets N.W.
Renwick Gallery, Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W.

The following closures and cancellations will be in effect at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery in observance of the 58th Presidential Inauguration:

Building Closures:

· The Smithsonian American Art Museum will close to the public at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18

· The Renwick Gallery will be closed to the public Jan. 2

Tour Cancellations:

· All docent tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum are cancelled Jan. 16, Jan. 20 and Jan. 21

· All docent tours at the Renwick Gallery are cancelled Jan. 16–22

· Afternoon tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, including the Lunder Conservation Center tour, are cancelled Jan. 18

· America InSight: Verbal Description Tour is cancelled Jan. 19

· Art + Coffee tours in the museum’s Luce Foundation Center are cancelled Jan. 20–22

For the most up-to-date information on closures and cancellations, refer to the museum’s online calendar at For inauguration information regarding the National Portrait Gallery, which shares the museum’s historic landmark building, visit

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