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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The gallery was full of art and sculptures from all over the world and from world renowned artist. If you love are you will love this place it give you a mix of everything.

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

To see a lot of famous paintings by Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, etc.... for free!? It's a no-brainer really. It's a must-see, the place is so big it's separated into two big buildings, you can easily spend a whole day here if you want to admire the displays comfortably at your own pace.

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Massapequa, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A world class museum. The Wyeth exhibit was disappointing but the Degas and Cassatt exhibit was outstanding. The cafeteria is just ok and expensive

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nice variety of food, both hot and cold, plenty of table space at lunch and great for kids and adults as well.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I love the National Gallery of Art. You won't find a better selection of modern art in the world for paying $0 entrance. However, they need to review their stores policy in both the East and west buildings, there are too many. I understand that they need to create ways to get revenues, but selling cheap souvenirs doesn't seem to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Look out for special exhibition. I liked the Degas sculpture exhibition which was a real treat and also like American artist Andrew Wyeth exhibition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This museum signed in 1974-78 by Chinese American architect I.Pei is a jewel . The basic shape is thee qui rectangular triangle and angles are amazingly sharp, visually !!! The museum is centered on a huge mobile by Calder hanging from the glass ceiling in the patio. This museum seems to have been designed "around" the mobile!!! Really awesome!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I did a quick tour through the National Gallery of Art. Everything about the hotel is very beautiful. I entered through the East Building which was having some installations coming soon. The walk way to the West building was awesome with the lights over head. I ended up at their cafe and had a bite of lunch before touring the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you like art then plan to spend a day here and if you can hook up with one of the docent lead tours. Tours are free and enhance the experience. We only had a 1/2 day a regret not getting to see everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A hidden gem--outside just like the other "white buildings" inside is very beautiful...not to be missed.

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