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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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So Much to See, So Little TIme!

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... read more

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Rockport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Warren, New Jersey
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you're not an art fan, like myself, it's worth at least checking out. There are also free audio guide headsets that can be checked out. This museum winds up as one of the least memorable from our trip, but it's free and the building is beautiful. Check it out if you have time and have seen everything else... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The collection held at the national gallery can only be described as a national treasure. Housed in a magnificent building, designed by the same architect of the Lincoln memorial and the national archive, the collection exposes visitors to several key time periods in western art. There is also a large contemporary art collection in a modern wing that connects to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this weekend for the first time in five years and it did not disappoint. We who live in the area are spoiled. It is wonderful that this gallery and others on the Mall are free to all. We visited the East Wing first. The newly reopened Wong was great, very well laid out. Lots of new paintings as... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The building definitely deserves a look, the fountains with flowers are nice in it. I would say that this collection is not even the top 100 of world art galleries. As a non-American, the paintings with buffalos and indians were interesting but not in an artistic manner. The European collection is very shallow, you should definitely visit any European capital... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are thousands of art works on display at the National Gallery of Art. The curaors choose ways to display and arrange them which connect the pieces through stories you can follow whether you know anything the artists or time periods or not. Kudos too to the security and checkroom staff members for being helpful and kind during my visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Art lovers, or anyone wishing to see one of the best collections in the world, should visit. You can spend hours, and the admission is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The East Wing is open again and retrofitted with better accommodations for disabled. A new floor open on the roof has two galleries and a sculpture garden. You can see the old castle and the Capitol from up top. Exhibitions are contemporary and presentation is spotless. The old fountain dining room has reopened and the cafeteria by the passageway and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This gallery is gorgeous. Full of life - from the people, treasured artwork and mini-parks inside with benches and well-cared-for plants. The artwork is fabulous. The galleries are well organized. The staff is nice and knowledgeable. Plus - its free. All art museums should be free to the public and prioritized as a national gem. One of the best places... More 

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