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National Gallery of Art

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: (202) 737-4215
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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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If you're into art.

I mean, it's the NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART. It's kind of a big deal. I don't know much about art, but my wife loves the stuff. I like to look at pictures of stuff, not just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I mean, it's the NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART. It's kind of a big deal. I don't know much about art, but my wife loves the stuff. I like to look at pictures of stuff, not just abstract art. Most of the time I don't get that, but that's more modern art. You get it. I enjoy coming here though.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Washington DC is home to the National Gallery of Art. It resides along the strip of the city called the "National Mall". Unlike many great art museums around the world, the National Gallery of Art is free. It is an amazing opportunity to see both the great masters of old in one wing and the recent masters of the modern... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this museum. It's relaxed and set up in an understandable way that even someone with casual interest can appreciate.

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Curitiba, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent collection, free entrance, free audio-guide, amazing museum! Spend around 3hours to walk through it, stopping at your favorites!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well displayed with construction information on some. Amazing likenesses to people one might know today even though the statues may be 2000 years old. Well worth seeing and using an audio guide if available.

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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautifully displayed and well-curated. Information is thorough but not overwhelming. If you enjoy Greek and Roman sculpture from about 350-30 BC, you'll love this.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge gallery of some of the greatest works in the world. I was constantly surprised finding work I had seen in books and hadn't realized that they were housed there. The musuem is very large and takes awhile to get though . It also has a great gift shop and some peaceful areas to rest.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited all the top art museums in the world. Yes, there's not that many; and most charge for entry, and/or special exhibits. In this museum, because of the Mellon Family, I don't remember any fees of any kind for the forty plus years I've been coming to this place. There may have been something for King Tut; but that... More 

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Bluemont, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can spend an hour here or all day and feel like you've seen so much. It's a modern building with some very interesting features that will keep any age entertained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I have been to the NGA many times, but we still learn something new at each visit. Most recently, we saw the American Masters the 19th and early 20th centuries. Depictions of pristine countrysides and lakes by Thomas Cole and others transported us from the grey bleakness of winter Washington to sunnier (and less complex) places and... More 

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