Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Museum of Asian Art

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop: Cherry Blossoms

Celebrate spring and DC’s beloved cherry blossoms with a festive family workshop cohosted by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  This hands-on preservation workshop is designed for children ages three to eight and their caretakers at the National Museum of Asian Art.

Attendees are joined by conservators from SAAM and NMAA to learn how they care for collections even more fragile than the cherry blossoms. After learning about conservation methods, attendees can create and preserve their own cherry blossom-inspired art.


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants to, vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!