Media Advisory Smithsonian American Art Museum and Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery Celebrate Capital Pride With Rainbow Lighting

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Laura Baptiste
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WHAT

The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrate Capital Pride with a rainbow lighting display

WHEN

24/7 Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10

WHERE

Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery
F, G and Seventh streets N.W. entrances

On the occasion of Pride Week, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are celebrating with a rainbow lighting display on their F, G, and Seventh streets N.W. building facades. The lighting will be displayed the evening of Friday, June 8, through the afternoon of Sunday, June 10, as part of the larger Pride celebration in and around Washington, D.C., the week of June 8.

The Pride lighting was made possible by the generosity of Atmosphere Inc.

Visitors can share photos of the lighting display on social media using the hashtags #atSAAM and #myNPG.

For more information, contact the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

About the Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today. The museum’s main building is located at Eighth and F streets N.W., above the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail station. Museum hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (closed Dec. 25). Its Renwick Gallery, a branch museum dedicated to contemporary craft and decorative arts, is located on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W. The Renwick is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily (closed Dec. 25). Admission is free. Follow the museum on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Smithsonian information: (202) 633-1000. Museum information (recorded): (202) 633-7970. Website: americanart.si.edu.

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