March 20 – April 13, 2019

NCBF Cherry Blossoms NCBF Cherry Blossoms

March 24, 2018



11:30 AM – 3 PM


Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and G Streets, NW (Map)


Free Event


Join SAAM and the National Cherry Blossom Festival for a celebration of Japanese culture! A taiko drumming performance kicks off the day, followed by Japanese music and dance performances, face painting, and cherry-blossom themed crafts. Make your own tatebanko (a Japanese paper diorama) with our friends from the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Asian art museums. Take a scavenger hunt to find spring themed artworks, and more!

The event takes place in the Museum’s beautiful, glass covered Kogod Courtyard. Check out the museum store for great DC and Cherry Blossom related products and the Courtyard Café for special Cherry Blossom treats.

Plus, meet the 2018 Official Festival Artist Maggie O’Neill, local DC artist, designer, and creative entrepreneur, and join her for a hands-on workshop. Space is limited; registration required.

This program is a partnership between the National Cherry Blossom Festival and Smithsonian American Art Museum.

For more information, click here.

Getting There:

Metro: Gallery Place Use the Trip Planner
SAAM is located above the Gallery Place–Chinatown Metrorail Station (red, yellow, and green lines), exit at 9th and G Streets or F and 7th Streets. Information to plan your visit is at AmericanArt.si.edu/visit.

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