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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Washington, D.C.


The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), the nation’s first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character, and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal key aspects of America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs

Bonita Springs, Florida


The Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs comprise two Campuses. The Center Visual Arts is a 10-acre four-building campus with galleries, gift store, art studios featuring classes in painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, glass, mixed media; a beautiful sculpture courtyard and nature preserve. The Center Performing Arts is a 4-acre two-building campus with galleries in the round; art studios, edible garden/teaching kitchen; 200-seat and 400-seat auditoriums and film center; and feature classes in film, theatre, music and dance, and more.

The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Washington, D.C.


Experience portraiture beyond the frame. Our collections present people of remarkable character and achievement. These Americans—artists, politicians, scientists, inventors, activists, and performers—form our national identity. They help us understand who we are and remind us of what we can aspire to be. We look forward to sharing the faces and stories of inspiring Americans with you.