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Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

On July 1 2006, the $283 million renovated Patent Office Building, home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery opened its doors to the public. The two museums and their activities are now known collectively as the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. The Reynolds Center Grand Opening festival was alive with music, food and family activities. The Grand Opening Family Festival featured costumed characters from the collections, gallery tours, performances, free ice cream and live music on every floor of the building.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery are located in a National Historic Landmark building at the heart of Washington's vibrant new downtown, a few blocks from the National Mall. The building is a piece of art that perfectly complements its contents. There is also no clear division as to which part of the building is for portraits and which for art. The galleries are arranged to provide a flow, to tell a story with many diverse characters and settings.

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Gallery: Reynolds Center Opening Ceremony

July 1, 2006 - Smithsonian Directors cut the ceremonial ribbon and announce the Reynolds center is now open to the public.

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First Floor - America's Presidents - This George Washington actor discusses the The iconic “Lansdowne” portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, *

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First Floor - America's Presidents - By George there is a simularity. *

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First Floor - America's Presidents - Portrait of Abraham Lincoln. *

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First Floor - America's Presidents - Portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

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First Floor - America's Presidents - Portrait of Ronald Reagan. *

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Second Floor - America's Presidents - Portrait of William Jefferson Clinton *

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Second Floor - The Presidency and the Cold War - Portrait of first Lady Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and President John Fitzgerald Kennedy *

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Second Floor - Presidency and the Cold War - Portrait of President Richard M. Nixon done by Norman Rockwell. *

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Second Floor - Special Exhibitions - floating baby head sculpture *

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Second Floor - Modernism - The design of the Reynolds Center complements the artwork.

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Second Floor - Modernism - Painting

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Second Floor - Modernism - Sculpture of Albert Einstein *

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Second Floor - Gilded Age - This Piano is wonderful work of art.

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Second Floor - Gilded Age - Triptic Icon *

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