In the Neighborhood

Photo of museum entrance

While the museum does not have a café on site, there are many dining options nearby. The following restaurants are located within a few blocks.

Circa (American)
2221 I (Eye) Street, NW
202-506-5589

Founding Farmers (organic American)
1924 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202-822-8783

Lindy’s Red Lion (Burgers)
2040 I Street, NW
202-452-0055

Roti Mediterranean Grill (Wraps)
2221 I (Eye) Street, NW
202-499-2095

The Shops at 2000 Penn
(Au Bon Pain, Bertucci’s, Chipotle)
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Paul (Fast casual French)
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
(202) 524-4655

Soi 38 (Thai)
2101 L Street, NW
202-558-9215

Starbucks
2130 H Street, NW
(202) 994-0200

Sweetgreen (Salads)
2221 I (Eye) Street, NW
202-507-8357

Tonic (American)
2036 G Street, NW
202-296-0211

Whole Foods
2201 I (Eye) Street, NW
202-296-1660

District Commons (American)
2200 Washington Circle NW
(202) 587-8277

Devon and Blakely (Soup, salad, sandwiches)
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
(202) 659-9070

FoBo Gro (Grab-and-go sandwiches and salads)
2140 F St NW
(202) 296-0125

Potbelly’s (Sandwiches and salads)
616 23rd St NW
(202) 242-8700

On View

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Stunning ensembles by leading designers tell the story of the Ebony Fashion Fair and its creator Eunice W. Johnson, who broke the color barrier to bring global fashion to African-American audiences.

Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Historical images reveal how public competitions, presidential preferences, and unanticipated historical events shaped the U.S. Capitol and White House.

A Collector’s Vision: Selections from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

A new selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures.

Expansive Visions: GW Collection Past, Present, Future

Organized by GW's Luther Brady Art Gallery and presented in the museum's lower-level galleries, this exhibition traces GW's history and evolution as a presenter of contemporary art through highlights from the university collection.