Washington D.C, together with New York City, is arguably the most popular cultural destination in the USA. Indeed, four of the six most visited museums in the United States are in the country’s federal capital. Almost all major museums in the city are located on, or near, the National Mall, the 1.9-mile-long linear park, which forms the backbone of Washington’s urban fabric and visually connects the Lincoln Memorial at its east end and the United States Capitol on the west, flanked by some of the famous museums and cultural institutions in the world.
Cover image, the Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the American Art Museum. Photo Bathlander / Smithsonian Institution.