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Smithsonian American Art Museum (Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture)
Capacity: 0 – 2300
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Chavon Jones
phone: 202-633-8534
fax: 202-633-8536
Whether you are planning an intimate dinner for 100 guests or a cocktail reception for 1200, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery will be picture perfect. Located in vibrant downtown DC, this historic building boasts a number of unique event spaces including its contemporary centerpiece, the 28,000 square foot Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard. Visit the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum and discover one of the city’s premier event spaces.
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Events permitted with an unrestricted donation to the museum. Please contact the Special Events office for donation information.
Capacity: 0 – 2300
Capacity Description:
Entire Museum: 0 – 2,300

Third Floor
Reception: 1,150

Reception: Great Hall 366; Luce Center 800

Dinner: Great Hall 300; Luce Center 300

Reception: 1200

Dinner: 850

Site may not be used for personal events (e.g. weddings, political or fundraising events.)
In-house catering is not offered. List of preferred caterers available.
Audio Visual Capabilities
In-house audiovisual available for additional cost.
Close to Gallery Place/Chinatown metro. Several parking garages located within a block of the museum; client may provide valet parking.
Metro Station: Yellow Line – Gallery Place
SESMA's mission is to develop cooperative marketing programs that bring member special event sites to the attention of meeting and event professionals throughout the DC-metro area who seek unique venues for their functions.
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