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The Smithsonian Art Museum was the first museum which started collecting American art and today houses the works of some of the most famous artists of different eras, like Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’ Keeffe, Christo, John Singleton Copley, etc. It is almost like a cultural arts guide to the whole of America with an unmatchable collection.
You can see and appreciate these famous works anytime between 11:30 am and 7:00 pm on any day (except Christmas). Don’t forget to buy your guide to museum art galleries that is available just around the entrance. The Smithsonian has an allied gallery as well, the Renwick Gallery, which is open from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. The Renwick Gallery houses the decorative American crafts and designs and is located right next door to the White House.
Both the museum and its gallery are free to all who want to know about and appreciate art in its various forms. But remember: no smoking, drinking or eating is allowed within the galleries for the protection of the art. Have a look at what America comes from and take some back with you through photographs which are permitted for personal use only. For professional purposes or use of a tripod, you’d need special permission. artsamerica.org is always available around to help you venture through these galleries.
Summer is a very special time in America for encouraging cultural arts of all kinds. Be it music or theatre, each art has its own festival during the months of May, June and July. Some of the most popular outdoor venues are enlisted below in this cultural arts guide:
1. Jones Beach theatre, New York- The primary choice as a venue for every big summer art festival. Surrounded by open waters of New York’s Great South Bay, it adds to the charm of summer art festivals. With boats cruising around and live audience, this theatre has everything working in its favour!
2. The Greek Theatre, California- This venue brings back the feeling of being back in college all over again! Located in the campus of University of California, it also hosts the annual Berkeley Jazz Festival. Make sure to attend shows at this theatre to catch on that college vibe again!
3. Summerstage, Central Park, New York- The ambience of Central Park can make any event special. Surrounded by trees on all sides and a refreshing summer breeze, summer art festivals hosted here are always special. This venue is also the host for the best gigs in town.
So if you want to be a part of the best summer arts festival in America, it will most probably be held in one of the above locations! Take advice of this cultural arts guide and get your bookings done beforehand!