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The Kreeger Museum

Washington DC, DC
202-338-3552
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Ranked #59 of 252 Attractions in Washington DC
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Type: Art Museums
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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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I decided to come here to both study the architecture and experience the art. I was satisfied on both accounts. Not being an art major, I wanted to take one of the tours, as I tend to find art museums are hard to appreciate without a guide or strong personal knowledge of art. The staff was incredibly friendly. The tour... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I had put off going to the Kreeger for years thinking it was on par with the old Barnes collection location outside Philly in terms of hassle. No, no, no! Easy as pie! No reservations required and a nice tour through the whole collection to boot. Pleasant and perfect. Gave it a 4/5 only because I would have liked more... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Took a mid-week tour of the Kreeger Museum with friends. Our guide, Barbara, was fantastic. Her 90 minute tour was full of information about the house, the family and the art - which is spectacular. Reservations are required during the week for tours; parking is available. While the museum does not have a restaurant, a short drive away is a... More

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wash dc
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115 reviews 115 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Easily overlooked, this small museum in upper Georgetown has a world-class eclectic mix of modern art, African art, Impressionists, sculpture, and folk art. The docent-led tour was a bit superficial and the grounds were a disappointment, but the work stands on its own. Get a Groupon and treat yourself to some fine examples of Picasso and Monet. Parking is free... More

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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Visited the Kreeger Museum for the first time in April and I am planning to return again in a few weeks to take a tour. I used a Groupon, and took a lot of photos which I will share since the previous reviews accurately describe a visit to this little gem on 5 acres with free onsite parking. The impressive... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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178 reviews 178 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Sometimes the mall is crowded so that is a good time to visit some of the smaller museums in the area. We have a ton of them, this one is especially nice.

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