Plan Your Visit

Open daily 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., except December 25

Museum Closure

Due to scheduled maintenance, the museum will be closed on August 15, 2022. If you have passes to visit on that day, your passes may be used on another day:

Two images placed side by side, an image of a graffiti mural on the left and an image of a graffiti image of Tupac Shakur along with other markings on a brick wall

Golden Era of Hip-Hop Photo Collection Now on Display

“Represent: Hip-Hop Photography” exhibition features some of hip-hop’s most iconic figures and moments paired alongside historical images from the museum’s photography collection.

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Last Chance

"Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies" closes on Sunday, August 21, 2022. 

A black and white photo of a crowd of people at the Anacostia Park Community Day. The majority of people in this photo appear to be teens or young adults.

Hip-Hop Block Party

Join us to celebrate the first anniversary of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap with a star-studded Hip-Hop Block Party on Saturday, August 13. 

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