Join DCLA members and friends for a tour of the Smithsonian Library for the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery as well as a tour of the Luce Center for American Art, all located in the heart of downtown Washington, DC.
We’ll plan on starting out at the library and then move to the Luce Center in the Reynolds building a half a block away.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery Library (AA/PG) is shared by the two museums (see About the Library and Its Collections). It is a branch of the Smithsonian Libraries system. The AA/PG Library's collection consists of over 180,000 books, exhibition catalogues, catalogues raisonné, periodicals, and dissertations that concentrate on American art, history, and biography, with supporting materials on European art. The AA/PG Library also collects artists' books, auction catalogues, scrapbooks, and microforms.