National Gallery of Art

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National Gallery of Art
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We belong to you. The National Gallery of Art—the nation’s museum—preserves, collects, exhibits, & fosters understanding of works of art.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • Archives • 5 min walk
  • L'Enfant Plaza • 8 min walk
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5.0
9,214 reviews
Excellent
7,602
Very good
1,336
Average
206
Poor
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Terrible
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BenLar137
Calgary, Canada13,632 contributions
Home to some of the most famous paintings!
Oct 2021
A magnificent set of buildings, with an unsurpassed collection of art. There is everything an art lover would want to see and more, miles of the best in the world. Take your time. If you've ever had a favourite painter or work of art, it just might be here!
Written 25 November 2021
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Hazel O
Alexandria, VA38 contributions
Great show on women photographers.
Nov 2021
Endless fabulous art or all eras. Wonderful gift shops too. DON'T miss the IM Pei-designed underground walkway between the East and West wings.
Written 24 November 2021
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Traveler M
Wake Forest, NC291 contributions
Not European Quality But Good
Nov 2021
Don't expect Winter Palace or Louvre quality but not bad for a young country. The Museum is divided into two seperate wings.
Written 4 November 2021
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JPT
3 contributions
Must see
Oct 2021
You'll need days to explore this absolutely wonderful museum! There is truly something for everyone.
Written 31 October 2021
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simonalamona
Guadalajara, Mexico97 contributions
Amazing museum
Sep 2021
Huge, amazing museum with an overwhelming collection of art from all periods, from all around the world. Being free entry, it is even better and connected to the modern art section, this is a must even if you do not like art: at least take 2 hrs to wander around and soak yourself in art. The building itself is beautiful from the inside. You could easily spend the whole day here.
Written 17 October 2021
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Beth43323
Minneapolis, MN68 contributions
Enjoy the vast deep collection!
Oct 2021 • Couples
This is superb! It had been over 20 years since I visited. I’d forgotten what a huge collection of Impressionist paintings (including more than a dozen Monets) are in the collection plus masters including Rembrandts and a Leonardo DaVinci portrait…Go and enjoy the free Gallery ap too that helps orient you and gets you to your desired galleries. Check it out and read some of the text on artwork in the days before you go. The Gallery is open and free!!
Written 9 October 2021
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MrGaucho1987
Santa Barbara, CA879 contributions
Of course, It's Epic. Here are some tips.
Sep 2021
It's huge and packed with pictures you see in art history books. You could spend untold hours here. I recommend an hour or so to soak up the art then move on...unless, of course, you really love pictures. Wear comfortable shoes. Hydrate. It might bore younger children so plan accordingly. Come in by metro or add it to your mall tour.
Written 1 October 2021
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crnd
Clarksville, TN113 contributions
All of the Masters and None of the Crowds
Sep 2021
As far as the artists you want to see, they're all here. Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Renoir, Picasso, Monet, Dali, Pollock, Warhol, from the old masters to the modern, they're all here. The collection is as high end as high end gets. What really makes the experience however, is the lack of crowds.

See the photo attached to this review for contrast. On the left is da Vinci's Ginevra de Benci, as seen at the National Gallery of Art during my September weekday visit. This is the only da Vinci painting on public display in the Americas, and is on most anyone's short list of da Vinci's best. You can walk right up, examine it closely and by yourself. On the right is the Mona Lisa, as seen at the Louvre. Needless to say, it's a very different experience, with much, much better viewing opportunities at the National Gallery of Art.

The lack of crowds combined with the high end collections of "names you know" makes this experience nearly unbeatable. And if that wasn't enough, it's all free....
Written 27 September 2021
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Melvin
7 contributions
Best in Country for overview of history and types of paintings
Sep 2021
I have been to all the major art galleries in the country and this is my favorite. It shows the long history of painting, the development of perspective, the transition to landscapes and ordinary life, the incorporation of emotion, the evolution of colr from impressionism to modern art.
It is great to just wander and be amazed of how collectively humans have learned to paint and evolved our collective styles.
Written 20 September 2021
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MeryandLeo
Austin, TX379 contributions
I FOUND NEW EXCELLENT FEATURES
Sep 2021
The first day I visited the Gallery, I follow with the App the Italian collection! The Second day I dedicated the visit to the French; deep in the impressionniste collection. The third day I was in the Dutch and Britain rooms. With the help of a very good WiFi and the Gallery App I took an excellent course on the history of Art.
Written 13 September 2021
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