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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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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining, Ice skating
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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Although rather short of time, we viewed paintings in just a few galleries and could hardly believe what we saw. Works by Monet, Manet, Gaugin, Degas, Van Gogh (including a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Well, I've visited a lot of art galleries, but this one is really great ! What a surprise to find a lot of famous french paintings away from home. There is paintings from a lot of periods and places, you'll spend a good and relaxing time here !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Although rather short of time, we viewed paintings in just a few galleries and could hardly believe what we saw. Works by Monet, Manet, Gaugin, Degas, Van Gogh (including a self-portrait), Cezanne, Picasso, Modigliani, Homer, Pisarro, Constable, Toulouse Lautrec, Reynolds, Whistler, Turner, Rembrandt, etc. among others. Although we are not art buffs, we thoroughly appreciated these wonderful works!

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Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you have been to New York, London, any place like that, you probably won't find the collection here to be the absolute best you have ever seen. But if not, you will probably love it. Large collection. Staff very friendly and glad to point you to the highlights of the museum and anything you are interested in. The gelato... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery of Art is huge, gorgeous and filled with room after room of amazing paintings (and sculptures) by great artists from around the world and across the ages. It is an incredibly impressive collection, even if you're not an art buff, you'll see tons of paintings you'll recognize from history books, etc. We only got a chance to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I'm surprised at myself...so many visits to Washington and this is the first time I managed to go to the gallery ....since one always gets caught up with the popular Smithsonians. The gallery is well organized and the Impressionist rooms and the Cezanne collection are the best as far as I'm concerned, outside of the Musee D'orsay in Paris. You... More 

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Comstock Park, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this as well as my husband and 15 year old daughter. The two younger kids weren't quite as interested in the art museum than some of the other things to do. It easily takes several hours to get through, we only spent about 1 hour and needed more time!

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Carefree, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I.M. Pei is the architect of this lovely building. A walk inside the lobby door leads to an expansive building with a feeling of greatness. This gallery focuses more on the contemporary art. View Rothko, Pollock and Basquiat under the same roof. A nice cafe with many selections offers a place to rest. Two gift stores will satisfy your tourist... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I would be happier with less contemporary exhibits, but overall an amazing place with some outstanding pieces. Wonderfully quiet place to read a book and enjoy the art along with the gorgeous building.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Very much to view and it is free. A museum to visit when you are in Washington. If the weather is bad this is a place to go to.

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Pomona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing place! I visit the gallery every time I get the chance. My favorite area is the Impressionists. They have many great works from Manet to Monet to Renoir. They also have a whole wall of Van Goghs which is fascinating. They have a number Picasso's also and several DaVinci's. Overall it is a wonderful place to... More 

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