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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

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The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s hours of operation are Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM (closed December 25).

To keep us all safe, and to support efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have limited capacity and implemented safety measures in our facilities. Your visit to the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum will be different. Please review the important information below as you plan your visit.

We ask that all visitors, including those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, follow these safety measures to protect everyone’s health. Visitors who do not adhere to safety policies and guidelines may be asked to leave.

Face Coverings
Visitors ages two and older are required to wear a face covering during their visit. Face coverings may be removed while eating or drinking in designated spaces.

Face coverings should fit properly, covering the nose, mouth and chin with no large gaps on the outside of the face (i.e., no bandanas), and they should have a minimum of two layers (i.e., not a single-ply gaiter). Face shields are not permitted as a substitute for a face covering but may be worn over a face covering or mask. Face coverings or masks with an exhalation valve are not permitted.

Social Distancing
Please maintain a safe social distance of six feet or more between households or groups at all times. Social distancing signage and directions will be found throughout our facilities.

Please wash and sanitize hands frequently during your visit and practice good hygiene. Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout our facilities.

Personal Belongings
We encourage you to limit the number of personal belongings and bags you bring into our facilities, as they will be subject to a thorough search. Limiting the items you bring will increase your speed through security check points, helping us all maintain a safe social distance. Suitcases, large umbrellas, and backpacks are not allowed in the galleries. Security officers may ask you to hand-carry smaller backpacks, or wear them on your front, to protect the artworks. Please note that we do not offer coat check or bag storage. Strollers may be restricted at certain times in the galleries; updated guidelines for strollers is available online.

Visiting Tips  
Visitors will have the option to request accessibility accommodations on the registration page. For more information to help you plan your experience with us, please visit the accessibility webpages for the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which includes information about its Renwick Gallery.

Visitors will have the option to request accessibility accommodations on the registration page.  If you have questions, email
Reserve your time slot, General admission is free. Here’s how to register:
Step 1: Choose a date from the calendar.
Step 2: Select a time slot from the drop-down menu and click Confirm Time Slot to continue.