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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 252 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Manakin Sabot, Va
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I have been to DC many times given I grew up here in VA. However, this was (for some strange reason) my first visit to the West Building of the National Gallery. I'm a huge fan of impressionists, Renoir in particular, and there were so many works to see there! This place has paintings dating back to 13th century to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

If you're an art or museum fan, this is a great place! Docents lead tours as well, in case you like some commentary. I liked it and I'd recommend it to anyone else, too!

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france
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The building is under construction since January 2014. It will last approximately three years (so an opening in 2017 ? Fingers crossed...) Have a look in the large patio, and don't miss the fun futuristic corridor (level -1) connecting to the main building. It doesn't take much time to visit (20mn) but it's very quiet and peaceful... And beautiful !... More

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Kitchener Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We loved the Art Gallery - which is saying a lot since we usually don't go in for Art Galleries. I have to admit that Night at the Museum 2 got my teenage daughters interested in walking through the door and we had some fun wandering around and seeing amazing art, including playing find-the-nightatthemuseum characters. It would be great if... More

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El Ejido, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had a quick trip through becasue we went with small children. I loved seeing the paintings and sculptures and everthing is very well laid out and marked. There are two parts (Old and New so to speak) and there is a tunnel that goes underground between the two with shops and places to eat. It is very big so... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful gallery and you could spend many hours here. The architecture is wonderful, there are some great gift shops here and good places to eat. I did not have much time to spare so I did a short tour of the selected paintings and sculpture. You pick up a list as you enter.

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Owasso, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Impressive exhibits in a lovely setting in a vibrant historical city. That makes it a not-to-be-missed trifecta.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The east building is mostly closed for renovations now, but that doesn't matter. There is plenty to see in the prettier west building. Van Gogh new acquisistions. Wyeth special exhibitions. Lots of impressionists.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I was there some years ago and I have a book on the museum. Nevertheless, it pays to visit the gallery again. There are arm-chairs almost in every room, so you can relax while looking at the masterpieces. Pay attention to the American painting: Winslow Homer, Gilbert Stewart, J.S.Sargent, James McNaill... Do not forget Flemish, Dutch, French and Italian collections.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great exhibits, great standing collection, beautiful cafes, and a diverse set of offerings in the gift shop. I visit as often as I can just to see my favorites. This past week I had the opportunity to take in both the Degas and Cassatt exhibit and the Andrew Wyeth exhibit. The Wyeth exhibit blew me away...hope I can see it... More

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