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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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New York City, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Andrew Wyeth exhibit is out of this world—run to see it. And if your like Degas and Cassatt, their joint exhibit and story of their friendship very interesting.

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Telford, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a must see, one of the finest art collections you'll ever experience, amazing exhibitions and so beautifully done.....really one of the lasting experiences I've ever had. Truly amazing and breathtaking....

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband, adult daughter, and I drove down to the gallery on a whim yesterday to see the Degas Cassatt exhibit (which is really wonderful) and the rest of the Impressionists inc. a Van Gogh on loan. This place is so big that on a summer Saturday it wasn't crowded....even the new exhibit was busy but not so crowded that... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is my favorite gallery because it has such diversity--it has lovely gardens and pleasant dining venues, and some of the very best artwork in the world. We recently visited for the Degas|Cassatt and Wyeth exhibitions. Both were beautifully curated. It was pretty crowded, on a July Saturday, but we were still able to really enjoy both shows.

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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've traveled and observed a lot of art museums. This one ranks pretty good. It's very big and the one thing I hate about museums is, there never is a good flow, you seem to walk in zig zags and miss a lot.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This museum has 2 parts - the original that houses all the classical paintings, and a new wing designed by I.M. Pei that house the contemporary collection. Unfortunately, the latter is being renovated and won't be done till 2016 Arrived at 10am when the place opens and started with a 1030am guided tour. They have about 7 a day, and... More

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our granddaughter, age 10, wanted to see a painting by Vermeer called Lady Writing…it was so exciting to see her face when she actually saw the original. She said it was amazing!!! We also wanted to see Dagas and his dancers, also amazing. This is a beautiful museum and one of our national treasures.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Such a beautiful museum, I look forward to it every time I go to DC. The American art collection is extensive and qualified. The Dutch collection is a real treat.

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The architecture of this building is just amazing. Not to miss the new East Building. Spectacular, worth a visit.

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Fair Haven, VT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I spent two delightful days at the National Gallery of Art last week. We savored a lovely meal at the Cafe. We explored favorite artists and special exhibits, but the great highlights were the three tours led by three different women. Each docent was unique, and all engaged the people on their tour in DISCOVERY! The overview... More

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