|Venue name:||National Museum of the American Indian|
1 Bowling Green
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Whitehall St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Wed, Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: R to Whitehall St; 4, 5 to Bowling Green|
This branch of the Smithsonian Institution displays its collection around the grand rotunda of the 1907 Custom House, at the bottom of Broadway (which, many moons ago, began as an Indian trail). The life and culture of Native Americans is presented in rotating exhibitions—from intricately woven Pomo baskets to beaded buckskin shirts—along with contemporary artwork. The Diker Pavilion for Native Arts & Culture, which opened in 2006, has already made its mark on the cultural life of the city by offering the only dedicated showcase for Native American visual and performing arts.