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National Gallery of Art

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Address: West Building, Constitution Avenue and 6th Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: 202-737-4215
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Description: 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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it was amazing seeing so much art in one place. I also love their middle area with the plants and their cafe. they also have this amazing little water floor for the kids to enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

it was amazing seeing so much art in one place. I also love their middle area with the plants and their cafe. they also have this amazing little water floor for the kids to enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great time ,good to fill in time and get out of the sun,its also in line with most of the big six attractions so if you have time do it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Take the highlights guide and do the best in ~ an hour A great Gallery , Don't miss it ! Also good to take the rooms maps and do those arts that fist you

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My favorite Smithsonian museum! The scale, beauty and collections are unrivaled. There were about four rooms of Impressionist art - Monet, Cassatt, Degas, Renoir, Morisot.... The only painting of Leonardo da Vinci in North or South America - Ginerva de' Benci - is on prominent display. Nice collection of Van Gogh, Toulouse-Lautrec, Gauguin. Enjoyed American Art- John Singer Sargent, Winslow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery is a must for everyone! Start in the "old" building and go to the lovely fountain for a rest while exploring. Then venture into the modern part for a lot of fun! So much to see and experience. It is like no other art gallery!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I will recommend it as the second key site to see in DC. I have been there 5 times in order to finish entire Gallery

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lots of great pictures. Quite well set out by period and country. Maps could be organised similarly rather than by numbers and colours which make it difficult to find what you are interested in seeing. Extensive shop and restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Not as popular as the Air and Space museum, the NGA is the perfect place in summer! It's quiet and the collections are amazing. The Caillebotte exhibition was over the top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Well worth going to DC for. The Museum was well laid out and had a good map to let you set your route. We spent the day there. If you don't have that much time select your favourites and just go there. It had lots of Medieval and Renaissance art but just as much Modern and Impressionist. The buffet was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Over the years, this was my 3rd visit to the National Gallery. For any art lover, you will certainly find masterpieces from a certain period that you love or discover new ones that 'talk' to you. Make it personal. Take some time for yourself, alone or with friends, and enjoy the visit. It can be uplifting. In fact, I can... More 

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