Smithsonian American Art Museum

The nation's first art museum is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world.

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J Edgar Hoover Building (FBI HQ)
Named after former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, this building is now the Bureau's Headquarters.
National Portrait Gallery
Discover a wide selection of famous artwork depicting historic American figures.
George Washington Portrait
Rembrant Peale painted this oil on canvas painting of George Washington, which depicts the elder statesman in the last years of his life.
Ben Franklin Portrait
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin played a prominent role in shaping the nation's move to independence, and its subsequent foreign policy. His portraitby Joseph Siffred Duplessis hangs in the National Portrait Gallery.
Obama's Presidential Portrait
Obama's portrait by Kehinde Wiley, displayed in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, has caused a social media flurry about the artwork surrounding presidents. Don't miss the piece.
Steve Jobs Memorial Portrait
Steve Jobs has become a popular subject for portrait artists, and this one has become a crowd favorite for Apple fans because it captures the early days of the enigmatic tech giant.

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