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National Gallery of Art

West Building, Constitution Avenue and 6th Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002 (National Mall)
202-737-4215
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Ranked #1 of 249 attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining, Ice skating
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We loved the overall collections, but two temporary exhibitions: Mary Cassatt and Degas plus Andrew Wyeth. Could have spent longer there. Beautiful interior, just for "reflecting." Major wing under renos, that was disappointing.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Have to visit - could have spent all day there. I am a novice art enthusiast, but really enjoyed the variety of art to be seen.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The map of the gallery was very detailed, so it was easy to pinpoint the exact exhibits that I wanted to visit. Since it is a free gallery, it is well worth going into and looking around even if you are limited on time.

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Washington D.C., District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The National Gallery of Art has one of the best art collections I have seen. I specially enjoy taking the free tours they have in the morning. They change every day, i think, and you always get to see and learn different art works every time you go.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

i grew up outside DC and every time i came here it was something new and special. this is the best place to visit, and the best museum in the area with out a doubt. can get crowded in the summer (obviously, tourists). worth the lines, and the wait. wont disappoint.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great to visit nation's art treasure. Good stuffs. It is worth to take a trip to National Gallery of Arts.

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Miramar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Excellent art and a wonderful experience. There is so much to see. It has a wide range of medians the artist work in.

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Tranquil. Courtyard is amazing. Art work in all rooms is fabulous. May not be tops with kids. Portrait gallery is especially nice with great works from many different genres.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What can you say about the National Gallery? I've been several times and each time I leave satisfied. I am an art lover and I appreciate the variety in the exhibitions. I love that there are classic works, but also lesser known pieces. I can't wait to visit when the construction on the modern wing is complete. The only criticism... More

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Klang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Compare to the Art museum in France, the collection might not be as extensive but I like the variety and the layout of the whole museum. It is very surreal...it is almost like a maze while you wonder from one exhibit to the next but yet felt like travelling back through time looking at the painting from long ago....the only... More

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