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National Gallery of Art

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Neighbourhood: National Mall
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Address: 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
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One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one...

One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other exhibits modern art.

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Washington's National Gallery of Art is like walking through an Art History 101 textbook. Not only is the building an architectural wonder but the contents are spectacular. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Buffalo, Wyoming
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ya see, im a proud southern man and i went up to tha old DC. An, with them good christian values, i no that any art that aint of Jesus is a sin. As is being gay. Therefore art=gay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Washington's National Gallery of Art is like walking through an Art History 101 textbook. Not only is the building an architectural wonder but the contents are spectacular. The permanent collection in fine and decorative arts is second to none, notably the furniture and decorative arts collection, the American 19th century paintings, and the special exhibition of work by Stuart Davis.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just visited there today. There were a couple of special exhibits that were leaving after today so we focused on them. They were very well organized and explained with the notes in each room. Also there was a very good documentary film with one of the exhibits. They have at least two cafes and gift shops. The cafe makes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The National Gallery of Art is truly a gem worth seeing in Washington, DC for both the art and the architecture. We visited recently over Presidents' Day Weekend. Our initial plan was to breeze through since the weather was so beautiful outside. However, it was impossible not to be taken in by the amazing atrium as well as the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the National Gallery last week. Not only is this museum full of amazing artwork, the architecture of the building itself is something beautiful to see and appreciate. I ate lunch in the cafeteria on the lower floor and was happy with the wide selection of healthy food choices. I was able to build my own salad, add some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are some incredible Art peaces here, like Rembrandt. If you are into Art, this is the place to go.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, you need to know that the NGA is comprised of two buildings connected by an underground walkway. The original West Building, designed by John Russell Pope, was opened in 1941; the East building, with its knife-like angles, was opened in 1978. There is also an adjacent Sculpture Garden. Both buildings are well worth visiting,and tend to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The national gallery of art is one of the smaller museums in DC. If you are looking for something to do in the afternoon, try out this museum. The exhibits are on 4 floors, easy to cover in about 2 to 3 hours. The works of art are ok, I wasn't wowed much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You could spend days here. Loved the museum as it encompasses so many periods of art. The cafe was also lovely

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and I visited the East Building recently to see how the renovations turned out. The new spaces are wonderful and well worth a visit. Please save time for the West Building as well. There are fine recent additions from the Corcoran collection.

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