Saturday, January 22, 2011

a city block

If you live in DC or plan to visit sometime you should definitely make a stop at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery. I've spent a lot of time in here. One building, two museums. This building was originally the Old Patent Office Building and covers an entire city block. During the Civil War it also served as a hospital for wounded Union soldiers. Read more about its history here. If you're coming between February-July you may want to check out this new exhibit. 

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