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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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10:00 - 17:00
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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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This is an incredibly impressive gallery. There is an incredible amount of jaw-droppingly famous pieces. There is also a free coat and bag check. Be advised that backpacks you... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an incredibly impressive gallery. There is an incredible amount of jaw-droppingly famous pieces. There is also a free coat and bag check. Be advised that backpacks you wish to carry through the galleries may only be worn on one shoulder. If that's uncomfortable, then just check them. Docents were very helpful in finding the pieces we were specifically... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wanted to make sure to visit this gallery before leaving DC. I allotted a couple hours to visit and was impressed with the pure volume and quality of the exhibits. I ended up spending about 45 minutes here and was done. There are so many paintings at this location and the architecture within is fascinating. You'll find mostly paints... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything from photos to abstract paintings to vintage oil paintings to sculptures ...everything art! Be sure to visit the roof for the gigantic blue chicken!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is so much more to this gallery than I expected. We happily spent several hours in the West Building and will be back. The cafe in the basement, near the tunnel to the East Building is very good. Far better than most (all) museum cafe's.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not an artsy person, or one that typically goes to galleries. With that said, I was blown away by this museum. I was able to see Van Gogh, Picasso, and Monet paintings! Plus they had great photography exhibits! You can easily spend all day here. The two buildings connect via a tunnel, which makes it very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The east and west galleries are worth a long, careful visit. There are many, many great works of art housed in these two buildings. I generally prefer the 'old masters' in the west wing, but then I am always in awe of both the structure and the collection in the east (modern) wing capped by the tremendous Matisse cut-outs and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A very nice museum which were free and there was no queue! ! Amazing! A lot of nice pictures as well and a nice building!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

More approachable than the Met, adn with a good collection up the present day, the NGA (across the two wings) would be the gallery I'd recommend if you could only visit one on the East Coast

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place, the art selection is huge and very good, you have options for all the different tastes and the new wing is a great addition to this great museum

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After all my travels, this is probably my favourite are gallery. We arrived early and since it is winter, the gallery was quiet and accessible. The first thing that struck me was the incredible atrium as you enter the West gallery. The dome with the floral centerpiece complete floored me: it was so beautiful that I spent 10 minutes just... More 

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