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The Smithsonian American Art Museum is a museum in Washington, D.C. with an extensive collection of American art. - Source: Wikipedia

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channel video installation with custom electronics; 
color, sound, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 
Museum purchase made possible by Mr. and Mrs. 
Barney A. Ebsworth, Nelson C. White, and the Luisita 
L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

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