Visit the Museums

Two historic locations

The Smithsonian American Art Museum shares its collections, programs, and exhibitions in two locations in Washington, DC. SAAM’s main building is located at the heart of a vibrant downtown cultural district, while its recently renovated branch museum for contemporary craft and decorative art, the Renwick Gallery, is located nine blocks west, near the White House. 


SAAM Building exterior


Due to the snowstorm we will be closed today, March 21. However, the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Natural History will open today at 10 a.m.

Free Admission

American art museum featuring works from the colonial era to the present

8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20004 

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Renwick Gallery Exterior

Renwick Gallery

Temporarily Closed
Closed February 20—March 29 for exhibition installation

Free Admission

Branch museum featuring contemporary craft and decorative arts

Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

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