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Address: Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202-338-3552
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Description: Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art...
Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art, housed in an elaborate Philip Johnson-designed building.
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Hidden Art Gem in Washington

The Kreeger is a private museum in DC on Foxhall Road. The museum is chock full of beautiful artwork - paintings, sculptures and prints by Picasso, Bonnard, Braque, Chagall among... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Washington, DC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Kreeger is a private museum in DC on Foxhall Road. The museum is chock full of beautiful artwork - paintings, sculptures and prints by Picasso, Bonnard, Braque, Chagall among many others, such as renowned modern Washington painters like Gene Davis and Thomas Downing. There are beautiful sculptures outside and on the grounds. The house itself is gorgeous- designed by... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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339 reviews 339 reviews
142 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Kreeger Museum is a modernist house constructed by David Kreeger to showcase his art collection. The house itself - made with travertine and cubic rooms - is architecturally interesting, though there is no visible trace of the residence it once was. The collection consists primarily of paintings by American and European artists from the late 19th through the middle... More 

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Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We arrived and had a great tour that was longer then expected. The docent was excellent. She described the history and architecture of the house and in depth explanations of the art in the building. I recommend that this be part of your tour of DC.

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Baltimore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I visited the Kreeger today for the first time. ..Wow - how is it I have missed this little gem? Once I got beyond the amazing architecture and story of wealth behind it, the collection was amazing. Multiple Picassos and Monets, the current Belgian expressionist exhibit, a few Miros and Rodin sculptures. Amazing - I plan to join! A must... More 

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Washington, D.C., USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We live in Washington area but had never visited the Kreeger. We had a marvelous tour by Florence which enhanced our visit tremendously. The tour was an hour and a half and is free with entry. It included both the inside collection as well as the garden sculptures. The building itself is wonderful and she gave us the architectural history... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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183 reviews 183 reviews
55 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The museum is wonderful and you should go. That takes care of that. But the web site is confusing and I intend to give you the real skinny. If you want to browse the art on your own, at your leisure, you MUST go on Friday-Saturday. If you go during the week when reservations are required, there are several things... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This museum is definitely one of the hidden gems of DC. The variety of collections is very interesting. It was also interesting to look at the different Picasso paintings and how they changed over time. THe collection of Monet paintings was also quite good. The guided tour added much value to the visit. Our tour guide took time to explain... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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363 reviews 363 reviews
96 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went on an out of date Groupon (or Living Social) and fully expected to make up the difference. Instead we were welcomed with open arms. It was a really nice gesture. The museum itself was in an interesting building - lots of light and nifty places for exhibits. We were able to make the rounds in about an hour.... More 

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Crofton, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had been wanting to go to this museum for a while, but I (mistakenly) thought it was very hard to get into. You do have to make reservations to go during the week (Tuesday-Thursday), but not on weekends (Friday-Saturday). However, there is limited parking, as it was originally the private home of the Kreegers. The home was designed by... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This museum is a total experience: The architect is Johnson, the interior staircase is by the same designer who did the New York State Theater (Now David Koch Theater) and looks the same too. The light is ideal for art viewing. there is a great collection of Modern and Impressionist artists that cover all the big names but I was... More 

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