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.
Open Daily 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Branch museum featuring contemporary craft and decorative arts
Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
March 29, 2019 - OngoingRenwick Gallery (Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street NW)
Connections is the Renwick Gallery’s dynamic ongoing permanent collection presentation, featuring more than 80 objects celebrating craft as a discipline and an approach to living differently in the modern world. The installation includes iconic favorites alongside new acquisitions.
February 16–April 28, 2019Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, NW)
Orchids: Amazing Adaptations is a joint collaboration with SAAM, the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Gardens, and the U.S. Botanic Garden. This installation fills the museums’ courtyard with hundreds of orchids of stunning variety.