Event Details

Want to get some steps in with other friendly and interesting people while visiting one of the world's best art museums? Come join us for a Wednesday evening "art walk" through the Smithsonian American Art Museum / National Portrait Gallery. What's an art walk? We will walk through the museum at a moderate pace and pass some great art along the way. This isn't a formal tour per se, but we will stop briefly at a handful of our favorites pieces (as chosen by your host, museum expert Robert Kelleman). It's too cold to walk outside so we might as well just walk indoors tonight since the museum has free admission and is open until 7:00 pm.

Also, January 17 is "National Museum Selfie Day" (https://twitter.com/museumselfieday?lang=en)
and we can take some pictures with the Smithsonian's magnificent art collection. We'll even give out a prize for the best selfie! At 7:00 pm after our walk ends there will be an opportunity for an optional dinner at a TBD location close by (Fuddruckers or other suggestions?).

Important Event Details

Registration: FREE

Weather: This event is indoors and will thus take place rain or shine. If it’s on the calendar then we’re proceeding as scheduled.

Metro: There are several stations nearby, the closest being Gallery Place-Chinatown

Parking: There is paid parking throughout the area. However, please note posted time limits and restrictions.

Meeting Point: Meet inside the museum's Kogod Courtyard.

Afterwards: Optional dinner if you would like to join us.

Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.

This event is also posted on our Washington, DC History & Culture page on Meetup.com:


We look forward to seeing you – thanks!

Robert Kelleman

[email protected]


  • When: Wed Jan. 17
    5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Address: 8th Street Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20001

  • Web: Visit Website