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Two Smithsonian Museums Will Host Official Viewing Party for the 2014 World Cup Match: USA vs. Belgium

July 1, 2014

WASHINGTON, July 1 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release:

Soccer fans have another venue to watch the USA vs. Belgium 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil match in Washington, D.C.The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum together with the Embassy of Belgium, the Washington, D.C., mayor's office and the Downtown DC Business Improvement District will host an official viewing party in the museums' Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard. The match is scheduled to air Tuesday, July 1, at 4 p.m.

Fans are invited to attend the free event and dress to support their team. The event will take place in the museums' indoor courtyard designed by Foster+Partners with its undulating glass roof.

This viewing party has been approved by FIFA and ESPN and is supported by the Smithsonian's Office of Facilities Engineering and Operations.

Visitors can follow the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum on social media and let the museums know if they will be there and which team they support using #WorldCupDC. Facebook: and; Instagram: and; Twitter: @npg and @americanart.

The two museums are located at Eighth and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Information: (202) 633-1000. Websites:,

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