Join us for an unconventional private tour of one of our favourite museums in Washington DC. Everyone knows American television shows, movies, music, and fashion but let’s celebrate one of the oldest, yet underappreciated, forms of American culture: art.
Visit the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum with your own private local guide and learn about important American artists and some of the unsung heroes in our country’s story. We’re going to talk about a local janitor’s 14-year masterpiece, which was found by chance in his garage, discuss the American dream, check out the original Singer sewing machine, and learn about the power players throughout US history.
We’ll use the prism of American art to view the unique story of this country and talk about its origins, its awkward adolescent period, and the past century where it has truly come into its own.
Before you go, don’t forget to ask your guide for more hints and tips on what else there is to see, do and eat during your stay in wonderful Washington DC.
(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Washington Smithsonian American Art Adventure Group Tour)
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.