Art Museum of the Americas

White House Area & Foggy Bottom

The Organization of American States operates this small art museum in a separate building on its property. It features changing exhibits of modern and contemporary paintings and photography from Latin America and the Caribbean. It's well worth popping in, though you'll likely be the only one there walking across the creaky floors to examine the often politically charged works.

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Nearby White House Area & Foggy Bottom attractions

1. Organization of American States

0.06 MILES

A forerunner to the UN, the OAS was founded in 1890 to promote cooperation among North and South American nations. Its main building on the corner of…

2. Department of the Interior Museum

0.11 MILES

Responsible for managing the nation’s natural resources, the Department of the Interior operates this small museum to educate the public about its current…

4. C&O Canal Lockkeeper's House

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At the northeast corner of Constitution Gardens, this 1835 stone gatehouse is a remnant of the days when the Washington City Canal flowed through this…

5. Signers' Memorial

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Honoring those 56 visionary men who signed the Declaration of Independence, this memorial in Constitution Garden shows how diverse this group of signers…

6. Second Division Memorial

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This memorial in the Ellipse honors the US Army Second Division's dead from WWI, WWII and the Korean War.

7. Constitution Gardens

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Constitution Gardens is a bit of a locals’ secret. Quiet, shady and serene, it’s a reminder of the size of the Mall – how can such isolation exist amid so…