While governmental maneuverings may be the mechanism driving Washington D.C. forward, the less-political visitor will find here expansive parks, a plethora of cultural sights and as assortment of landmark structures.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is the home of the largest collection of American art in the world. Its holdingsÂ¿over 37,500 worksÂ¿represent the most inclusive collection of American art of any general museum today, reflecting the nation's ethnic, geographic, cultural, and religious diversity.
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A major renovation of the museum's historic home and main exhibition spaceÂ¿the Patent Office BuildingÂ¿continues in the heart of the revitalized downtown arts district in Washington D.C. All administrative offices for the Smithsonian American Art Museum have moved one block north of the Patent Office to the Victor Building, located at 750 Ninth Street N.W.
The museum is continuing a full program of exhibitions and events at its Renwick Gallery, located near the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue at 17th Street N.W. The museum's Renwick Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting American crafts from the 19th to the 21st century and is open from 10 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., seven days a week (except December 25).
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