“The Smithsonian American Art Museum, the nation’s first collection of American art, is an unparalleled record of the American experience. The collection captures the aspirations, character, and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum shares its collections, programs, and exhibitions in two locations in Washington, DC. SAAM’s main building is located at the heart of a vibrant downtown cultural district, while its recently renovated branch museum for contemporary craft and decorative art, the Renwick Gallery, is located nine blocks west, near the White House. “
"Barrier-free access to both SAAM's main building and its Renwick Gallery are available. At the main building, ramps are located on either side of the entrance at 8th and G Streets NW. At the Renwick Gallery, a ramp at the corner of 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW leads to an accessible entrance.
All areas of both buildings are served by elevators. Service animals are welcome in both museum buildings."
"Accessible restrooms are located on all floors of SAAM.
At the Renwick Gallery, accessible restrooms are located on all levels with unisex accessible restrooms on the first floor and basement level."General accessibility features:
Mobility accessibility features:
- Assistance animal welcome
- Level or ramp access to front entrance
- Lift access to all levels
- Wheelchair hire available
"Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge in the G Street and F Street lobbies at SAAM. Please ask a security guard. The Renwick Gallery offers manual wheelchairs at the basement security desk.
The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, is accessible by elevator, and contains wheelchair spaces available during performances and lectures."Hearing accessibility features:
- Hearing loop or infrared assisted listening system
The auditorium is equipped with an induction hearing loop and T-coil infrared assistive listening system."
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