Washington, DC Museums Photos

Washington, DC has a large number of national and local museums, many of which are run by the Smithsonian Institution. This visual index lets you click to visual guides to the nature of each museum.

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Smithsonian Castle Gates & garden of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC Ceiling of wing of Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC Mahogany arm chair which belonged to Edwin M. Stanton, Lincoln's Secretary of War at Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Gallery of Art
American Paintings
American Dec. Arts
French Art
German & Flemish
Italian Art
Spanish Art
British Art
Skylights & balconies by I.M. Pei in National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC Boating Party painting by Mary Cassatt at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC Self portrait by Paul Gauguin at National Gallery of Art. Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum
American Portraits
Civil War Portraits
President Portraits
American Artwork
Decorative Arts
Smithsonian Institution Center for American Art Museum & Portraiture. Washington, DC Glass courtyard roof of Smithsonian Institution Center for American Art Museum & Portraiture. Washington, DC Rosalba Peale portrait by Rembrandt Peale at Smithsonian American Art Museum. Washington, DC
Smithsonian Freer Gallery Freer Gallery Of Art. Washington, DC Peacock Room wall decorated to display Frederick Leyland's collection of antique Syrian & Oriental ceramics by James McNeil Whistler at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC Chinese bronze ritual ewer at Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art. Washington, DC
Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on National Mall. Washington, DC Chinese bronze ritual wine container in form of animal at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC Silver & gold Sasanian wine horn with gazelle head from Iran at Smithsonian Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Washington, DC
Smithsonian Renwick Gallery Renwick Gallery. Washington, DC Artwork arrayed in Grand Salon at Renwick Gallery. Washington, DC Monkey settee by Judy Kensley McKie at Renwick Gallery. Washington, DC
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden Facade of Hirshhorn Museum with balcony which faces the National Mall. Washington, DC Two-Piece Reclining Figure: Points bronze sculpture by Henry Moore at Hirshhorn Museum Sculpture Garden. Washington, DC Woman & Little Girl in Front of the Sun by Joan Miró at Hirshhorn Museum. Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Presidential Objects
Presidential China
Ceramics
Fire Hat
Transport
Maritime History
Eire Canal
Smithsonian National Museum of American History on National Mall. Washington, DC Portraits of George & Martha Washington by John Trumbull at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC Conestoga Wagon had curved bottoms to keep goods from sliding off the ends at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Eastern entrance facade of National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC Curvilinear interior of National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC Ceramic native two-spout jug with bird design at National Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Museum of African Art National Museum of African Art is a Smithsonian Museum beside Smithsonian Castle. Washington, DC Wood mask attrib. Efik peoples of Nigeria at National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC Emperor Haile Selassie portrait by Aläqa Gabra Selasse of Ethiopia at National Museum of African Art. Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Postal Museum Massachusetts Ave. streetscape with National Postal Museum. Washington, DC Small planes which once flew mail suspended in atrium of National Postal Museum. Washington, DC Ford Model A Parcel Post Mail Truck at National Postal Museum. Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Dome of National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC Sea turtle fossil at National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC Cast of Tyrannosaurus rex fossil at National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on National Mall Spirit of St Louis first nonstop flight New York to Paris by Charles Lindbergh in Air & Space Museum. Washington, DC Bell X-1, first to fly faster than speed of sound in Air & Space Museum. Washington, DC Astronauts descending from Apollo Lunar Lander in Air & Space Museum. Washington, DC
Corcoran Gallery of Art Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC Portrait of Thomas Corcoran by Charles Peale Polk at Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC Old Master paintings at Corcoran Gallery of Art. Washington, DC
Phillips Collection Entrance to The Phillips Collection museum. Washington, DC Gallery view at The Phillips Collection. Washington, DC Luncheon of the Boating Party painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir at The Phillips Collection. Washington, DC
Memorial Continental Hall (DAR Period Rooms) Memorial Continental Hall a history showcase & national headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, DC Pennsylvania Foyer with Vermont marble walls & tall clock at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC Neoclassical looking glass possibly from New York in Alabama period parlor at DAR Memorial Continental Hall. Washington, DC
Memorial Continental Hall (DAR Decorative Arts Museum) Gallery of china at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC Creamware cruet set by Josiah Wedgwood of Staffordshire, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC Silver teapot by William Vincent of London, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC
Anderson House Anderson House was built by Larz & Isabel Anderson & willed to the Society of the Cincinnati as a HQ & Museum. Washington, DC Portrait of General George Washington, first President of Society of the Cincinnati attrib. Charles Peale Polk at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC English drawing room at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC
Heurich Mansion Museum Heurich House Museum of Historical Society of Washington, DC Entrance hall staircase lampstand which used gas or electricity at Christian Heurich Mansion. Washington, DC German Bierstube in basement at Christian Heurich Mansion was part of the original home. Washington, DC
Woodrow Wilson House Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC Parlor / drawing room at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC Breakfast tray in Woodrow Wilson bedroom at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC
Octagon House The Octagon, temporary White House after War of 1812 then HQ of American Institute of Architects. Washington, DC
Mt Vernon, VA Mt Vernon porch which overlooks Potomac River. Washington, VA Kitchen table with pitcher & food in crust at Mt Vernon. Washington, VA Vault with tombs George & Martha Washington at Mt Vernon. Washington, VA
Tudor Place Tudor Place was home of Curtis-Peter family. Washington, DC Parlor fireplace & mirror at Tudor Place. Washington, DC Portrait of Martha Parke Custis who with husband Thomas Peter built Tudor Place using legacy of step-grandfather George Washington at Tudor Place. Washington, DC
Dumbarton Oaks Museum Original entry at Dumbarton Oaks. Washington, DC French Renaissance limestone mantelpiece in Music Room at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC Middle Byzantine marble roundel with Emperor John II Komnenos ) at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC
Dumbarton Oaks Museum, Pre-Columbian Galleries Circles of pillars of Philip Johnson's Pre-Columbian Galleries at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC Nasca gold bird headdress ornament from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC Wari ceramic stirrup-spout bottle painted with skull effigy from Peru at Dumbarton Oaks Museum. Washington, DC
Dumbarton House Dumbarton House Georgetown. Washington, DC
Old Stone House Cooking fireplace at Old Stone House. Washington, DC Serving dish with lined pattern at Old Stone House. Washington, DC Flax wheel & yarn winder at Old Stone House. Washington, DC
Ford's Theatre Ford's Theater where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Washington, DC Bed similar to one in which Lincoln died at House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC Lincoln mourning rosette with button at House Where Lincoln Died. Washington, DC
Newseum Newseum is a museum of news media. Washington, DC 9-11 exhibit including communications mast rubble from top of New York's World Trade Center at Newseum. Washington, DC Photos of journalist killed while reporting around the world at Newseum. Washington, DC
Folger Shakespeare Library Relief of Pegasus on Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington, DC Display hall at Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington, DC Display hall tile floor at Folger Shakespeare Library. Washington, DC
US Holocaust Memorial U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Washington, DC U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum victims photo wall. Washington, DC U.S. Holocaust Museum memorial flame. Washington, DC
International Spy Museum Adams Building now one of several heritage buildings encompassed by International Spy Museum. Washington, DC
Building Museum Museum of Building / former Pension Building. Washington, DC Museum of Building features tall interior columns & was once one of Washington's largest spaces, site of several inaugural balls. Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Interior Museum Department of the Interior. Washington, DC Native dancers detail of Ceremonial Dance mural by Stephen Mopope at Interior Department. Washington, DC Maynard Dixon mural signature detail with buffalo at Interior Department. Washington, DC
Art Museum of the Americas Art Museum of the Americas run by Organization of the American States. Washington, DC Mexican native-style tile murals at Art Museum of the Americas. Washington, DC Statue of Queen Isabella Catolica at OAS building. Washington, DC
Koshland Science Museum Marian Koshland Science Museum of the National Academy of Sciences. Washington, DC Interactive gallery in Koshland Science Museum. Washington, DC
Textile Museum Gallery in Textile Museum. Washington, DC Rugs from China & the Caucasus at Textile Museum. Washington, DC

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