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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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SO much great art

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Griffin, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My group of friends went in not knowing what to expect. We were blown away with the shear size of the gallery. The art is breathtaking. We were there for 2 hrs and only saw a small part of what the gallery has to offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I could not contain my happiness upon entering a room full of authentic Van Goghs, Degas and Renoir, The displays were beautiful, lighting perfect. We arrived rather late in the evening and were only able to take in a few paintings and sculptures but they were all beyond beautiful. I would spend an entire day there easily.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This a great stop, even if you are not an art buff. We only popped in to see the Van Gogh's and Monet's so we didn't stay long. Be prepared, it is very warm in there! There are a couple of fountains/gardens that are beautiful to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The gallery has two buildings, with the East one dedicated to modern art. There is a concourse that runs under the street between the two buildings with an excellent children's gift shop and a Leo Villarreal light sculpture that shouldn't be missed. Another must-see is the Calder mobile in the East building lobby. Pro tip- you can charge your phone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The current Della Robbia exhibit is extraordinary and makes a great foundation for a broader visit. Suggest 2-3 hours, more if you elect to visit the magnificent medieval, renaissance, baroque, and other period rooms. The gift shop is a great stop for birthday gifts and other presents.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The National Gallery of Art really impressed me. I have been to so many art museums being an artist myself, but this one was a great joy. I did the free audio tour. Since I went in early January there were not a lot of people. It have me a chance to sit in the great rooms and listen to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Exciting modern art collection. Beautiful building with specific interesting elements. Beautiful views from roof terrace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting the East Bldg. is like hitting 3 pointers over and over ... I tripped over Picasso and Matisse in my rush to get to the Calder exhibit. It was worth it!! They have expanded and their numerous Calders here are great & I could spend hours in that one room... A lot of small pieces I have not seen...... More 

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