The Smithsonian American Art Museum is part of the Smithsonian Institution. It holds one of the largest collections of art, from the American colonial period to the present. The museum has more than 7,000 artists represented in the collection. The museum’s main building is the old Patent Office Building which it shares with the National Portrait Gallery. Craft-focused exhibitions are shown in the Renwick Gallery.
The Art and Historical Exhibits of the Smithsonian American Art Museum include:
- “Skating in Central Park” by Agnes Tait
- “Buffalo Hunt on the Southwestern Prairies” by John Mix Stanley
- “Surrender of a Confederate Soldier” by Julian Scott
- “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way” by Emanuel Leutze
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” Abraham Lincoln
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