65 Smithsonian American Art Museum
I’m always on the lookout for little spots where I can hang out and work on this blog. Well, I can’t really call it work because this has been more fun than anything else.
One of the spots that I do spend some time at is the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC.
If you’ve never been you’ll enjoy the little courtyard area with free wireless and the endless art, sculptures, and other treasures.
Here’s a little tease.
Steinway White House Piano 1903
This lovely piano was commissioned by Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 for the White House. It’s a Steinway (classic brand I’m told), and it’s decorated with the seals of the first 13 states. The painting America Receiving the Nine Muses by Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938) is inside the lid.
Liberty Sculpture in SAAM
Just a tiny tease I know, but there is literally hours and hours of beautiful stuff for you to check out at The Smithsonian American Art Museum. It’s a great addition to our list of things to do in dc.
You’ll enjoy the modern and funky top floor, the celebrity portraits in the arcade section, and the more traditional museum feel on the first level.
Oh and be sure to check out the little hidden outdoor cafe on the second level.
There’s plenty to take in and appreciate. Enjoy!
P.S Have experiences about this museum you would like to share? Or ideas for other places I should check out? Let me know in the comments below.
Smithsonian American Art Museum
8th St NW and F St NW
Washington, DC 20560
Neighborhood: Penn Quarter
Photo credit: Mr T in DC