Corcoran Gallery of Art [DC]
The Gallery stands as a major center of American art, both historic and contemporary. Founded "for the purpose of encouraging American Genius," the Corcoran's collection of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century American art represents most significant American artists. The Corcoran possesses a collection of European art as well.
The museum offers permanent and changing exhibits, tours (including tours for school groups), classroom materials for loan, and recreational and educational events (including professional development opportunities for educators).