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The Kreeger Museum

Washington DC, DC
202-338-3552
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Ranked #62 of 234 Attractions in Washington DC
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art, housed in an elaborate Philip...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art, housed in an elaborate Philip Johnson-designed building.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
38 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Kreegers were amazing to have amassed such an impressive art collection. This museum is actually the former home of the Kreegers, built to accommodate their minimalist/modernistic lifestyle along with their precious paintings and sculptures. When you arrive, be sure to stop in the 'coat room' to read the background of the Kreegers. Then go on to stroll the two... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This museum offers a small, but exquisite, collection of modern art housed in a Philip Johnson building that is a perfect setting for the paintings and sculpture. The fact that the collection is small invites you to take time and appreciate the beautiful balance between the architecture and the artwork.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Impressionist painters, Picasso, sculpture garden all set on 10 acres in a house museum designed by Phillip johnson. You can spend a quiet half hour alone in the Monet room. What more could you ask for? We'll if you get there by the end of December you can see a stunning exhibit of tree sculptures by Emile Brzezinski (yes wife... More 

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Prague
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is really jewel. It takes 15 mins in to get there but it is definitely worth it. Both the house and the garden (well sort of forest I should say) are really magnificent on their own. But, of course the art collection is even more stunning. Combine those two elements together and you will get experience which will remain... More 

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São Paulo
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76 reviews 76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I did not like very much the Philip Johnson building, but certainly it is worthy to know. The collection is good, containing works by very famous artists, but there are no masterpieces of them - although the Kandinsky painting and mostly the Alexander Calder mobile sculpture are some of those that I liked more.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This place has charm and very outstanding collection of Van Gogh and Monet! The outside pieces were just as impressive as those in the home. Don't forget the pieces by the pool remarkable museum.

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The Kreeger is a gem among the DC museums! Away from the busy Mall you will find a beautifully designed building by Philip Johnson, an exquisite collection of paintings and …. the stunning Sculpture Garden, located in acres around the museum, features work by Jean Arp, John L, Dreyfuss, Carol Brown Goldberg, Rainer Lagemann, Jacques Lipchitz, Dalya Luttwak, Aristide Maillol,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This is a great little museum in a very unique house. Our visit felt intimate despite the crowds. I loved that we could get up close and personal with the paintings and other artwork. The collection is very impressive - Monet, Renoir, Picasso, van Gogh, Cezanne, and more! Taking a tour was nice because we learned about the history of... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I live in the Washington area and have traveled extensively. The experience at the Kreeger is a special one and frankly the way art should be appreciated. It is a small intimate museum and the guided groups are small. You are encouraged to get a close up view of the paintings. Our guide was funny and provided and educational but... More 

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Riverton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

In the true meaning of that adjective, this museum is "unique". It's really more an art gallery than a museum. The very significant and beautiful pictures hanging in this space (Van Gogh, Mirot, Picasso etc.) combine with the ambience of the site and airiness of the architecture to make this a very sensual and mentally transforming experience. On a practical... More 

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