Programs and Activities

The Luce Foundation Center for American Art, an innovative study center and visible art storage facility, displays more than 3,000 artworks from the museum’s permanent collection in a three-story space. Through free public programs and social media, the Luce Center brings the museum’s collection to you.

The Luce Center is located on the third floor of the museum, so be sure to plan enough time during your visit to explore!

Free public WiFi internet access is available in the Luce Foundation Center during museum hours. A limited number of electrical outlets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following programs and activities have been temporarily suspended:

  • Local artist series including Luce Unplugged and Beyond the Studio
  • Sketching
  • In-Gallery Scavenger Hunts
  • Yoga in Luce
A woman singing into a microphone with a man playing trumpet behind her.

Delve into the local arts scene! The Luce Local Artists Series invites bands and arts professionals from the DMV to showcase their talents. See upcoming Luce Local Artists Series programs on the events calendar.

Musicians preforming to a crowd of people in the Luce Foundation Center

Enjoy Luce Unplugged, the Luce Center’s pairing of the visual arts and music by Washington, DC-area musicians.

A photograph of coloring pages with colored pencils

View or print an activity page, puzzle, or coloring sheet to explore the Luce Center from home.

A boy doing a scavenger hunt at the Luce Foundation Center.

Download or print Luce Center scavenger hunts from home, and test your skills! Bring one of our hunts to the Luce Foundation Center and follow the clues to find specific artworks among the more than 3,000 objects on display. Find all of the correct answers and win a prize!

To arrange for a group hunt, please e-mail