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Welcome to the Smithsonian's Arts + Industries Building

Temporarily Closed

Since opening in 1881 as the first National Museum of the United States, the Arts + Industries Building (AIB) has been the destination for big ideas with the potential to change the world.

The Arts + Industries Building

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Listen + Watch

Did you know that FUTURES programs are available to watch anytime? Check out our panels, lectures, and more on AIB’s Youtube channel.

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Iconic Space for Iconic Events

AIB is an ideal venue to create lasting memories. Book space for intimate gatherings, celebrations, private corporate events, and nonprofit receptions.

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– Carl Sagan

The Arts + Industries Building is temporarily closed.

Stay tuned for info about its next exciting chapter.