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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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Small-Group Tour of the National Mall and the National Gallery of Art

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Beautiful building, beautiful experience

I visited the National Gallery last week. Not only is this museum full of amazing artwork, the architecture of the building itself is something beautiful to see and appreciate. I... read more

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iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the National Gallery last week. Not only is this museum full of amazing artwork, the architecture of the building itself is something beautiful to see and appreciate. I ate lunch in the cafeteria on the lower floor and was happy with the wide selection of healthy food choices. I was able to build my own salad, add some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are some incredible Art peaces here, like Rembrandt. If you are into Art, this is the place to go.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all, you need to know that the NGA is comprised of two buildings connected by an underground walkway. The original West Building, designed by John Russell Pope, was opened in 1941; the East building, with its knife-like angles, was opened in 1978. There is also an adjacent Sculpture Garden. Both buildings are well worth visiting,and tend to be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The national gallery of art is one of the smaller museums in DC. If you are looking for something to do in the afternoon, try out this museum. The exhibits are on 4 floors, easy to cover in about 2 to 3 hours. The works of art are ok, I wasn't wowed much.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You could spend days here. Loved the museum as it encompasses so many periods of art. The cafe was also lovely

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My family and I visited the East Building recently to see how the renovations turned out. The new spaces are wonderful and well worth a visit. Please save time for the West Building as well. There are fine recent additions from the Corcoran collection.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My group of friends went in not knowing what to expect. We were blown away with the shear size of the gallery. The art is breathtaking. We were there for 2 hrs and only saw a small part of what the gallery has to offer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I could not contain my happiness upon entering a room full of authentic Van Goghs, Degas and Renoir, The displays were beautiful, lighting perfect. We arrived rather late in the evening and were only able to take in a few paintings and sculptures but they were all beyond beautiful. I would spend an entire day there easily.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This a great stop, even if you are not an art buff. We only popped in to see the Van Gogh's and Monet's so we didn't stay long. Be prepared, it is very warm in there! There are a couple of fountains/gardens that are beautiful to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The gallery has two buildings, with the East one dedicated to modern art. There is a concourse that runs under the street between the two buildings with an excellent children's gift shop and a Leo Villarreal light sculpture that shouldn't be missed. Another must-see is the Calder mobile in the East building lobby. Pro tip- you can charge your phone... More 

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