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National Gallery of Art

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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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Modern Art in a Beautiful Setting

I always regret allowing too little time to visit the various Smithsonian museums...I only had 1 1/2 hours on my last day in DC. The web simply doesn't have the impact of being... read more

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I always regret allowing too little time to visit the various Smithsonian museums...I only had 1 1/2 hours on my last day in DC. The web simply doesn't have the impact of being IN THE ROOM with these stunning paintings...

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The recently opened East Wing for Modern Art is fantastic. The structure is beautiful and the permanent collection very well placed over four floors

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is no place like the National Gallery if you love art. On this visit we explored the newly renovated east wing which has modern and contemporary art. The building by Pei is beautiful. The collection is excellent. Don't miss the top floor/roof with the blue rooster! The top floor currently has a wonderful Calder exhibit which is outstanding.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit to the National Gallery. I loved the light filled atriums and French Impressionist collection in the neoclassical West building as well as the more modern art in the East building. I spent the entire day walking through room after room of beautiful art. I even loved the rooster on the roof of the East... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an amazing museum, you can spend many hours inside and probably an entire day if you want to see it all. Great collection of masterpieces. They have an audio tour that is very helpful (also free).

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is one of the best art museums I have visited. Over the years, I have visited several Art museums including the Kunst Museum in Vienna and the Art Institute in Chicago. The museum is divided into West Wing (pre 20th Century) and East Wing (Modern and Contemporary Art). I spent about 6 hours in the European (14th to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful Dutch collection. Very large and interesting gift shop. Could have done all my holiday shopping there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Must see new East wing--love that BIG BLUE ROOSTER!!! The photography exhibit is stunning and fascinating in its subject matter and depth. And the Calders!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In my layman opinion, the National Gallery of Art is the best art museum in the United States. I have prints of several of the paintings hanging in my family room. My wife and I were surprised to see them on our first visit many years ago. My favorites are the French impressionists, but some of the American painters including... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Haven't been back here in a few years. An incredible collection of masterpieces spanning centuries and genres. The museum is part of the Smithsonian so it is free! I am not the biggest modern art fan but really enjoyed the newly renovated East Wing. The waterfall in the café is one of my great memories over the years and it... More 

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