Street Address
201 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Mailing Address
1889 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
phone: 202-458-6016
fax: 202-458-6021
e-mail: artmus@oas.org
web: www.museum.oas.org
Hours
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Admissions
free
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
María Leyva, Curator of the Permanent Collection
Charo Marroquín, Administrative Officer
Fabian Goncalves Borrega, Exhibit Coordinator
Lionel Nájera, Conservator
Gregory Svitil, Public and Media Relations
Juan Carlos Oyarzún, Museum Guard
Adam De Boer, Exhibitions Assistant
phone: 202-458-6022
Adriana Ospina, Archives, Tours, School Groups, & Workshops:
phone: 202-458-3362

History

The Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States was established in 1976 by resolution of the OAS Permanent Council in tribute to the two-hundredth anniversary of the independence of the United States, host country of the OAS. The historic building housing the Museum was designed by noted architect Paul Cret in 1912 as the residence for the Secretaries General of the Organization of American States. It is Spanish colonial in style with white walls, iron grilles, a red tiled roof and a loggia decorated with richly colored tiles in patterns modeled after Aztec and Inca legends. Today as a Museum, the building provides a warm and intimate atmosphere to enjoy art.

Educational Programs

This program includes lectures, seminars, children workshops, film programs, tours related to current exhibitions as well as other cultural events.
Please, visit the different links at the left to receive more information about our programs.