Entered from a copper domed kiosk on Jefferson Drive between the "Castle" and the Freer Gallery of Art, the S. Dillon Ripley Center houses the International Gallery, The Smithsonian Associates, the Discovery Theater, and the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Service. The Ripley Center also contains a small conference center and meeting rooms.
The International Gallery features changing exhibitions from the
Smithsonian's Traveling Exhibition Service, the National Portrait Gallery,
and other Smithsonian museums.