One of the many advantages of a DC metro home is the incredible variety of cultural institutions and museums on DC real estate. A hidden gem, tucked away at 20 118th Street, NW, is the Art Museum of the Americas. This lovely little museum is dedicated to bringing the art and culture of all the countries in the Americas together, so that visitors can get a full experience of the diversity of the areas. The museum’s permanent collection includes 2,000 different objects, in media including painting, sculpture, installations, photographs, and more. Exhibits from this array of material are mounted frequently. Temporary exhibits showcase contemporary artists as well as specific cultures in the Americas.
The mission of the Art Museum of the Americas is to bring awareness and educate the public, and to that end, the museum hosts lectures, tours, and workshops frequently. Special tours of exhibits are organized monthly and include a gallery talk by an expert in the field. School groups, community groups, and families can attend special hands-on workshops that bring the art and cultures to life. Guided tours of the museum are available by appointment.
Take a few hours and visit this unique area of DC real estate. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the Art Museum of the Americas online to get parking information, see a current schedule of events, and see digital selection of the museum’s permanent collection.