Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates the extraordinary creativity of artists whose works reflect the American experience and global connections. The museum's collection includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, folk art, and decorative arts from the colonial period to today. It is located, along with the National Portrait Gallery, in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture in downtown Washington, DC. The building is one of the city's oldest and formerly housed the U.S. Patent Office.


Open to the Public
at Current Site

Year Collection Begins

Website Visitors
Fiscal Year-to-Date

In-Person Visits
Donald W. Reynolds Center
Fiscal Year-to-Date

In-Person Visits to Donald W. Reynolds Center, Historical


Website Visitors


Collections Objects & Specimens

Archival Cubic Feet


On-Site Volunteers


Peer-Reviewed Research Publications, Historical


Museum Objects & Specimens
Represented by Digital Image

Private Funds Raised, Historical