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The Kreeger Museum

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Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art, housed...

Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art, housed in an elaborate Philip Johnson-designed building.

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Incredible Art Collection In A Philip Johnson Designed Residence

Kreeger was a founder/CEO of Geico Insurance, amassed an incredible Impresisionist/Post-Impressionist art collection, then had architect Philip Johnson design this residence as a... read more

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Roseland, New Jersey
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kreeger was a founder/CEO of Geico Insurance, amassed an incredible Impresisionist/Post-Impressionist art collection, then had architect Philip Johnson design this residence as a museum for their collection. Quite a place for a private event like the one we attended. You have to love the "Manet Room" as well as paintings by Renoir, Sisley, Van Gogh, Miro, Picasso and Modigliani; and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After living in Washington DC for over 15 years I was shocked to find this private collections. It's an amazing two-story Museum filled with sculpture and art with very well-lit rooms.

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Thank Anna B
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Although not near a metro stop, this is a very nice art museum. I gave it only 4/5 simply because we are not huge fans of modern art. The house itself is tranquil-it was obviously well designed. The collection of Picasso is impressive and the sculpture garden interesting. Our favorite is the dining room of impressionists-we spent quite a bit... More 

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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We have been going to The Kreeger Museum for many years. It's the best kept secret in Washington DC for art 1850's to the present. When my kids where little we went time and again to the Children Story time. A book "When Picasso met Matisse" was read by a museum volunteer and then we would look at some paintings... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

With fantastic personally-curated 19th - 20th century art (and a few 1000 year old Asian sculptures) displayed in a house built to hold them, the Kreeger Museum is a hidden gem in Washington DC. Yes, you can get off the Metro on the Mall and be overwhelmed with museums, but they do not have the passion and whimsy of the... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

The former home is architecturally extremely interesting, designed by Philip Johnson specifically for the art collection. Fascinating to learn about the Kreeger couple and their role in the Washington art and music scene- enjoyed photos from dignitaries of their time. The collection is outstanding - imagine a dining room filled with Monets! The natural light shows the many rooms of... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

The collection is mediocre. The building is interesting. Anyone with limited time to spend in DC should go to a collection worth the time. We were compelled to stay with a tour guide whose cliches and over-simplifications quickly went beyond our ability to bear.

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Thank Lynne B
Winchester, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Picasso, Monet or Moore. Modern, Impressionist or sculptures. All generously presented in intimate or moderately sized halls and gardens of a private home. The building is lovely as are the gardens but the paintings take your breath away or bring tears to your eyes. Don't miss it.

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Thank John S
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

The Kreeger Museum is an amazing collection of paintings and sculptures from various periods and locations. Apparently, the team of docents that provide guided tours receive ongoing training and courses and indeed, our docent Molly was very knowledgeable about the painting and sculptures that we covered during our visit. I recommend calling beforehand to arrange a tour.

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Alexandria, VA
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

The Kreeger Museum on Foxhall Road in Northwest DC is wonderful collection of European paintings, sculptures from around the world and more. It is also housed in the beautiful mansion the Kreeger family once lived in. David and Carmen Kreeger, also major donors to the Arena Stage and hence the Kreeger Theater, started amassing their art collection just before 1960.... More 

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