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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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Schaumburg, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Charleston,SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We are not serious art aficionados, but even with just a cursory glance at most pictures, we only got to see a fraction of one floor in 5 hours. Most of our time was spent in the Wyeth and the Degas exhibits.

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pinehurst, nc
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We love this museum. We go everytime we are in DC--which is quite often. This time we saw the Degas/Cassatt exhibit--wonderful! Make sure you see both galleries.

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so IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We only had about 45 minutes to spend here before a capitol tour and it was not near enough, many famous painters, oustanding detail on the paintings, a DaVinci. Even if your a little reluctant about art it is worth the time

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

There is no doubt that this is NOT one of the great art museums of our country, but nevertheless it's very nice. I feel a lot of the time that the museum fills its beautiful spaces with second rate works of great artists. But if it's a very hot day, it's a great choice to escape the heat and some... More

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Great place to relax and get recharged from the hub bub of the other museums. Backpacks must be checked. You will need several hours - really several days - to see it all.

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Limassol Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Although I rate this as excellent it is undergoing renovation and is therefore not as good as when I visited previously, particularly with regard to the modern section. However since it is free anyway it is still highly worth visiting, particularly if there is a good temporary exhibition. I liked the Andrew Wyeth, friends liked the Cassatt/Degas. I do recommend... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Want to cut down on the crowds and experience this monument with the awe of shadows? Go at night. Unbelievable. Say no more.

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