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Host Your Corporate Event at Washington’s Most Elegant and Dazzling Venue

The Smithsonian American Art Museum, part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center, is housed in a gloriously renovated National Historic Landmark building. Neoclassicism meets 21st-century exuberance in our museums’ unique event spaces

Koygod Courtyard

Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

  • Reception: 1200
  • Seated: 850
Luce Foundation Center

The Luce Foundation Center

  • Reception: 800
  • Seated: 300
The Great Hall

The Great Hall

  • Reception: 366
  • Seated: 300


  • Reception: 50
  • Seated: 40
McEvoy Auditorium

The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

  • Seated: 346

Getting Here

Conveniently located within walking distance of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in vibrant downtown D.C., the Reynolds Center is steps away from D.C.’s best hotels, restaurants, and entertainment.

Frequently Asked Questions

We do not offer in house catering or audio visual support. A special events coordinator will be happy to assist with recommendations upon request.

The museum is open to the public from 11:30am to 7:00pm. Evening special events can begin at 7:00pm when the museum closes to the public. The Courtyard, Great Hall and Luce Center can be closed early for an additional fee.

Your vendors are permitted to load-in and set items such as staging and lighting from 7:00am to 11:00am. Your vendors can return at 3:00pm to finish set up around the public

We are located directly above the Gallery-Place Chinatown (Red, Yellow, and Green) WMATA station and are a short two block walk from the Metro Center (Silver, Blue, Orange, Red) WMATA Station.

Yes, you can download the museum floor plan. You'll find the Courtyard and entrance to the McEvoy Auditorium on the first floor, the Portico on the second floor, and the Luce Center and Great Hall on the third floor.

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Call us at (202) 633-7980


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