SMITHSONIAN AMERICAN ART MUSEUM & NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERYHistoric Building Tour

45 mins

Introduction

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3:10

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A short history of our building

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2:26

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The living museum

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2:09

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The first female federal employee: Clara Barton

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2:12

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The Adams Memorial

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2:11

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A man named Littleton: a personal history of enslaved labor

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3:19

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A food fight at Abraham Lincoln’s Inaugural Ball

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2:38

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Knock it down and build a parking lot: A building under threat

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2:46

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The hall of rejected patents

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2:03

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Innovation on fire

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2:07

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The cavern of curiosities

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2:36

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When peace is pierced: art as activism

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3:27

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A space for all: Queer(ing) a historic building

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2:00

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A makeshift Civil War hospital

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2:34

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The Building Today

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3:16

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