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Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Interact with the museum collection in the Luce Foundation Center for American Art!

The Luce Foundation Center for American Art, an innovative study center and visible art storage facility, displays more than 3,000 artworks from the museum's permanent collection in a three-story skylight space. Through gaming and technology, the Luce Center brings the museum's collection to you. The Center is located on the third floor of the museum, so be sure to plan enough time during your visit to explore. Some activities below are scheduled; others are offered daily. All are free and fun!

2013 Hackathon

See the results of our hackathon to reimagine the digital interpretation in the Luce Foundation Center.

Audio Tour

Use a cell phone or MP3 player to explore three floors of paintings, sculpture, folk art & craft! Leave us a voice comment or bookmark your favorite objects. Your cellular service provider's rates apply.

Luce Unplugged Mix Tape

Enjoy the Luce Center's pairing of the visual arts and music by Washington, D.C.-area musicians with the Museum's unique version of the mix tape.


Follow the Luce Foundation Center on Tumblr! We’ll highlight pieces from the collections, museum programs, neighborhood events and art news. Feel free to ask us a question or leave a comment!

Art + Coffee

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays enjoy complimentary coffee and tea during a tour, talk, or musical performance, and explore more than 3,000 objects on display in the Luce Foundation Center!

Luce Local Artist Series

Select afternoons, the Luce Center invites you to enjoy a fresh lineup of local artist talks and musical acts.

Sketching: Draw and Discover

Bring a pad and pencil and your imagination to the Luce Foundation Center every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to join a brief instructional session and sketch works of art on display.

Fill the Gap

Be a citizen curator and help us fill the spaces in our Luce Foundation Center cases!

Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger hunts are offered daily in the Luce Center. If you are not able to visit the museum, download a scavenger hunt and use our website to find clues!

Artist Media Archive

Selected artist videos are shown daily and nearly 70 videos created exclusively for the Center are also available online.

Free Wi-Fi

Free public internet access is available in the Luce Foundation Center during museum hours. A limited number of electrical outlets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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