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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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First Floor - Americans Now - Portrait painting of Winston Churchill *

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First Floor - Americans Now - Portrait of George Patton

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First Floor - Americans Now - Portrait painting of Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower. *

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First Floor - Americans Now - Portrait painting of General of the Pacific Macarthur *

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First Floor - Americans Now - Bust sculpture painting

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Third Floor - Contemporary Art - A very clever real life scupture of a woman sitting at a table.

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Third Floor - Contemporary Art - Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, at the East Hall *

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Third Floor - Contemporary Art - People enjoying the performance

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Third Floor - Contemporary Art - 32-foot-wide glowing map of the United States with more than 300 televisions by Nam June Paik *

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Third Floor - Contemporary Art - Neon capital region

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Third Floor - Contemporary Art - sculpture and painting *

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Third Floor - Contemporary Art - sun sculpture *

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Third Floor - Contemporary Art - Solar flare sculpture

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Third Floor - Contemporary Art - Contemporary wall sculpture *

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Third Floor - Art Since 1945 - Andy Warhol painting *

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