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Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, General, History, Library, Specialized
The history of the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas has roots in the former Visual Arts Unit of the Organization of American States. Under this unit, the first donation of art was received in 1949, a gift of painting by Brazilian artist Candido Portinari.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
The Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States was established in 1976 by resolution of the OAS Permanent Council in tribute to the two-hundredth anniversary of the independence of the United States, host country of the OAS. The historic building housing the Museum was designed by noted architect Paul Cret in 1912 as the residence for the Secretaries General of the Organization of American States.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
One block from the White House sits William Wilson Corcoran's gallery, founded for the purpose of "encouraging American genius" in the arts.

The Corcoran Gallery of Art was founded in 1869 as Washington's first museum of art. It is a privately funded institution incorporating both a museum and college of art and design.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, Historical Society
As a Smithsonian Affiliate institution, our exhibits feature items on loan as well as pieces from our own collection. HSW over 27 featured exhibits planned over the next four years. Recent and upcoming exhibits include: Riots are the Language of the Unheard, an illustrated history of the 1968 riots; Voting Rights and Wilson Building Architecture; Quilts for Obama; and Portraying Lincoln, as part of the Lincoln bicentennial celebration.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art, Culture, History, Specialized
Madame Tussauds is a wax museum in Washington, D.C. with branches in a number of major cities. It was founded by wax sculptor Marie Tussaud. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction, displaying waxworks of historical and political figures, film stars, sports stars and more.
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
Washington, District of Columbia
Art
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