Exquisite sculptures, striking paintings and arresting drawings. A rich history lies within these lofty marble walls in the heart of the nation’s capital since its establishment in 1968. This is the Smithsonian American Art Museum, where master artists like Georgia O’ Keefe and Christo tell the American story through their works. This engaging aura is also present outside on 8th and F Street NW, where residents, passer-biers and tourists mingle collectively along the buildings’ stairs. Stories are also told here, perhaps a recap of the day’s fun or reminiscent memories from high school. This is a special place of gathering that is here to stay.