June 30, 2006

American Art Reopens Tomorrow
Museum building almost complete.

The Patent Office Building, which houses the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, is about to receive visitors.

After a six and one-half year hiatus for renovations, the Smithsonian American Art Museum reopens tomorrow. As a personal benchmark, my oldest daughter, now almost 10, was just a wee three when we closed in January 2000. A lot has changed both at home and in the museum.

In the days leading up to the opening festivities we’ve been blogging up a storm over at Eye Level including this slide show of pics from our pre-opening Gala. Thanks for your rave review of our staff, Wonkette.

Tomorrow we will be going live for an all-day blogfest. If you can’t be there in person, join us online.

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