Corporate Art Tours in Washington, D.C.
At ART SMART we know how difficult it is to come up with innovative ideas for client visits, but whether you’re looking for work social event ideas, company outings, or even a corporate team building experience, our custom guided art tours in Washington, D.C. are a unique way to accomplish your business goals. We use your corporate objectives to design a customized private tour of the masterpieces found in Washington D.C.’s world-class museums, giving you and your guests a truly world-class tour experience.
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Situated on Constitution Avenue, not far from the foot of Capitol Hill, The National Gallery of Art is a national treasure. While its core collections primarily include American and European works dating from the Renaissance to the present, wider cultures and epochs are represented in loan exhibitions. Your private tour may include works by Leonardo DaVinci, Johannes Vermeer, Rembrandt, or Jackson Pollock, with an emphasis on the works that interest you most. As with all ART SMART tours, your guide will encourage active discussion and participation from your group, creating a more engaging corporate group outing experience. Read more about our National Gallery of Art Tours.
According to the National Portrait Gallery, its mission is to “tell the story of America by portraying the people who shape the nation’s history, development and culture.” This specialized focus provides unique opportunities for discussion on our Washington, D.C corporate tours, allowing corporate groups to explore themes of power and influence in the realms of politics, social activism, art and culture, and business. Your ART SMART guide can work with you to structure your private tour of the National Portrait Gallery to focus on those works that will provide the most effective discussion for your unique group. Read more about our National Portrait Gallery Tours.
For someone who wants to truly experience the full range of works offered as part of the Smithsonian’s art collections, the Renwick Gallery, the Freer Gallery, and the Sackler Gallery are must-sees. Depending on your needs and desires for your corporate experience, your ART SMART guide can take you on a highlights tour of all three or make a closer study of just one gallery.
Just steps away from the White House, the Renwick Gallery (or Smithsonian American Art Museum) celebrates the works of contemporary American creators, and its unique collections cover the spectrum of American visual culture, including everything from photography to folk art to video games.
The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M Sackler Gallery work together as the Freer|Sackler, and are considered to be “where Asia meets America.” Your tour of the galleries will include Japanese, Chinese, and Near Eastern paintings and ceramics, along with the famous Peacock Room. Read more about our Smithsonian Gallery Tours.
If you’re looking for an edgier group outing idea, consider planning your corporate ART SMART tour at the contemporary Hirshhorn museum in Washington, D.C. The huge, circular Hirshhorn building was designed to be a piece of modern sculpture it itself, and its curved galleries give visitors a memorable art viewing experience. Collections include conversation-sparking works by Brancusi, Rothko, and Yoko Ono that will keep your corporate team talking long after the tour ends.
Like the Hirshhorn, your team’s journey of discovery at the Museum of African American History & Culture starts with the building itself, which was designed by David Adjaye and based off the crowns seen in West African Yoruban art. The museum’s collections are designed not only to educate the public about the history of America through the eyes of African Americans, but also to provide an environment to foster open dialogue about race and to emphasize cultural connections and challenge prejudices.
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Because Washington, D.C. is an international hub for so many corporations, we offer foreign language tours and specialty tours using the unique resources of the nation’s capital to focus on themes of diversity, inclusion, and networking. Contact ART SMART today to let us help you plan your next corporate event in Washington, D.C.