Organization of American States

Organization of American States information

Washington, DC , USA
Address
Street 201 18th St NW
Getting there
underground rail Farragut West
More information
www.oas.org
Opening hours
10am-5pm Tue-Sun
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A forerunner to the UN, the OAS was founded in 1890 to promote cooperation among North and South American nations. Its main building at 17th St and Constitution Ave NW is a marble palazzo surrounded by the sculpture-studded Aztec Gardens . In the small building behind it, the OAS operates the Art Museum of the Americas , featuring a fine collection of art that spans the 20th century and the western hemisphere.