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 museum is the home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal key aspects of America’s rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.
The museum is a leader in providing electronic resources to schools and the public through its national education programs. We offer an array of interactive activities online, as well as Artful Connections, real-time educational videoconferences. The museum offers in-depth professional development programs for educators, including week-long national Summer Institutes for teachers, where they can learn digital tools and teaching techniques for integrating art across the curriculum
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