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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
Phone Number: +1 202-737-4215
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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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Great visit. Art lovers will enjoy it very much

If you like art, this is a must stop while in DC. Two buildings that connect underground, plus a nice cafeteria and gift shop

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you like art, this is a must stop while in DC. Two buildings that connect underground, plus a nice cafeteria and gift shop

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not the British Museum or the Art Museum in Chicago, but this is decent. The big names aren't there, but it is a nice building full of rich, artistic culture. I spent about an hour there and felt fulfilled with what I was able to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As titled, this museum houses the only publicly displayed Da Vinci in the USA. Make sure to take your time and look at the back of the Da Vinci painting, as the back is also gorgeous and symbolic. The National Gallery features an incredible impressionist section, along with big names throughout including Monet, Renoir, Degas, Rembrandt, and many many more.

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A few hours is required if you want to see all this gallery has to offer. It was a real maze navigating my way around and was easy to get lost! Great assortment of artwork from various artists on display.

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Excellent selection of art and wonderful rotating exhibits. The American gallery is the best in the USA

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is probably one of the greatest art museums. We travel to DC when they have special exhibits that are of interest. There is no entry fee and the permanent works are amazing. One could spend days there and not see everything. Be sure to check out the docent tours to find one or two of interest. They are posted... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is one of the world's best museums. The exhibition was quite comprehensive, from the middle age's art till the 20th century. There are a few masterpieces and some of my favorite paintings. I came with a list of the pictures that I wanted to see and the gallery number where they were hanging. At the information desk you... More 

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It's next to the Natural History museum and has two wings: the east (smaller) and the west. The west seemed to be much larger. Great collection and must see if you are in DC.

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We started at the top floor and worked our way back in time, an interesting way to see the changes in styles. The Calder gallery is a standout: he was so inventive, with a great sense of wonder and humor. The renovations add more galley space, and a rooftop deck with a great view. The large atrium with the enormous... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would recommended going to the National gallery of art is it interesting for everyone. It's clean, has lost of items to view and not a long weight either.

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