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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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Wonderful Collections.

The gallery has wonderful classical, Renaissance, Nad modern art collection. The building is beautiful as is the sculpture gardens across the street. A must see while visiting the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I gave this museum a less then perfect review o my because it closes early and I was li tired on my time there. Otherwise there are wonderful collections by both European and American masters.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gallery has wonderful classical, Renaissance, Nad modern art collection. The building is beautiful as is the sculpture gardens across the street. A must see while visiting the capitol

Thank Kyle S
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At my teenagers request we focused our visit in the east building with modern art. We entered through the west building and travelled through the lighted corridor to the east. I would encourage everyone to experience this, it felt like a cross between Star Trek and Studio 54. You will also get to stop at a massive Salvador Dali on... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The collections are extensive, and feature some of the greatest treasures of western civilization! It's best to concentrate on one or two periods. Don't try to do too much at once-it's a lot to absorb.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent about 1 hour here. A little rushed but got to see the highlights. Van Gogh, Renoir, da Vinci all with works here. Would recommend

Thank LynnZastrow
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

West wing houses the deep collection of art from Middle Ages to 19th century. Concerts are performed in the garden court on occasion and special exhibits are well produced and enjoyable. On the lower level is the gift shop, the affordably priced Cascade Cafe and a tunnel that leads to the newer East wing that houses 20th century and contemporary... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful collection of classic art, we visited only west wing (modern art in the east wing). Two hours needed minimum. Entrance is free.

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Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was amazed at the amount of high quality (European) art on display. I had expected to find art from Europe, but not that many masterpieces! Visited twice!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The building itself and the artwork housed here are not to be missed. One of the most beautiful museums I've visited. Don't miss the only Leonardo Davinci in North America and a room of Rembrandts. Hope to return tomorrow. The Sculpture Garden across the street should not be missed. If you visit on a Friday there is a concert from... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful free museum which has a traditional and a modern section and although they are connected, they feel very different. Don't miss the underground tunnel connecting the two buildings, the astonishing free docent tours and the lovely gift shops in addition to unbelievable art collections and exhibits.

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