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Corcoran Gallery of Art

Neighbourhood: National Mall
As featured in DC Art Lovers Guide
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Address: 500 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4899
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D.C.'s largest private art museum has impressive collections of both...

D.C.'s largest private art museum has impressive collections of both American and European art.

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Excellent art gallery in D.C.

How many art galleries are there in D.C.? I have no idea. I did enjoy the Corcoran Gallery. There is some excellent art there.

Reviewed 1 September 2015
Reno, Nevada
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Rock Hill SC, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful journey into architectural history filled with awesome visual delights. Art works from so many great masters at your arm's length. Convenient to walk to from metro stops, by bus or just strolling toward the Capitol. A short visit a long visit it is your call ! Indulge in the world of fine art appreciation while visiting DC. !

Thank Bradley S
Dallas, TX
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is a celebration of American art work. With the ginormous landscapes of the great west to the desk of a struggling artist, it's just fantastic. A great place to experience the best in American art.

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Lombard, Illinois
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I have to admit that I am not an art person. But I checked this place out. Some of the things are ok. Some I don't get. The bundling itself is very cool. Enjoyed the architecture. Overall just ok.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We came across this place accidentally just walking around and it is not a gallery but a School of Art and Design, there are quite a few artwork pieces of students we spend about 40 minutes there and really enjoyed. I wouldn't make a special trip but if you're in the area and have time stop by and look around

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

The Corcoran Gallery of Art has a robust and varied permanent collection. The Warhol, "Aunt Jemima" is definitely a favorite! Everything on permanent display is great! I am also, very fond of the Jim Dime, and Stewart Walker pieces. Just a great experience, in a beautiful setting!

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Savage, Minnesota
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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Neat clean but in no way as fascinating as many of the other art galleries available to view. Pass if you are short on time.

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Reviewed 10 September 2015

One of the best museums in the entire area. Many events held here also so a trip back in the evening to see the who's who is also a treat. Hope you make it soon!,

Thank Leland W
Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

How many art galleries are there in D.C.? I have no idea. I did enjoy the Corcoran Gallery. There is some excellent art there.

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Midland, GA
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

NEXT is the Corcoran students senior thesis work. It is on display until May 17th. You may be viewing work from the "NEXT" big named artist. These students had worked very hard on their projects. It is inspiring to see their work displayed on the galley walls.

Thank Vickie W
Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 24 November 2014

We visited this beautiful building near the White House earlier this year because it is one of the few attractions in DC we had not seen and it was rumored to be closing soon to prepare for a transition of its collection to the National Gallery of Art. We truly enjoyed their manner of displaying the works, different from any... More 

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