The Smithsonian Art Museum
While exploring the Capital of the United States, our staff greatly suggests a trip to the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the premier collection of American art in the nation. As much a work of art on the outside as its contents, the building is a National Historic Landmark and has been standing since 1868. The collection is one of the largest compilations of American art in the world, showing more than 7,000 American artists and the result is breathtaking. Explore the grand building beneath massive open skylights surrounded by Greek Revivalist architecture while you delve into the art of our nation. Learn more and plan your visit at, http://americanart.si.edu/.