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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


Open Daily 11:30 A.M.–7:00 P.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

Open Daily 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Free Admission

Branch museum featuring contemporary craft and decorative arts

Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006

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