Museums in Washington, DC

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National Museum of American History
Collections dedicated to inspiring a broader understanding of the nation and its many peoples.

National Zoological Park
Part of the Smithsonian Institution.

Smithsonian American Art Museum
Collection of American art.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Part of the Smithsonian Institution.

Renwick Gallery
Exhibits of American crafts from the 19th century to the present. Part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

National Museum of American Jewish Military History
Center documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the US.

National Building Museum
Cultural institution dedicated to exploring and celebrating architecture, design, engineering, construction and urban planning.

National Portrait Gallery
Museum dedicated to the exhibition and study of portraits of people who have made significant contribution to American history and culture and the related artists.

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
A community based and constituency focused museum that increases public awareness of the Black experience through research, programs and exhibitions.

National Museum of Natural History
Center dedicated to understanding the natural world and our place in it. Part of the Smithsonian Institution.

National Museum of Women's History
Center dedicated to preserving, displaying, interpreting and celebrating the historic contributions and rich, diverse experiences of women.

National Museum of the American Indian
Dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and art of Native Americans. Part of the Smithsonian Institution.

National Museum of African Art
Part of the Smithsonian Institution.

Arts and Industries Building
Part of the Smithsonian Institution.

National Postal Museum
Part of the Smithsonian Institution.

Hillwood Museum & Garedens
Estate museum in Washington, DC, featuring imperial Russian fine and decorative arts and 18th-century French works of art.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
Housed in a 19th-century federal-style house built on the crest of a wooded valley in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC.

Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
The two national museums of Asian art at the Smithsonian Institution.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
Located at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC.

Smithsonian Institution
Museums, galleries, the National Zoo and numerous research facilities in the US and abroad.

National Gallery of Art
Houses collections illustrating major achievements in painting, sculpture and graphic arts from the Middle Ages to the present.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Dedicated to recognizing the contributions of women artists.

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