Most people visiting the U.S. Capital gravitate towards the monuments and Smithsonian exhibits, but we are culture vultures and so were delighted to have this incredible collection pretty much to ourselves on a weekend visit! The Diaghilev show was outstanding and the regular collection was quite impressive. There is an excellent sampling of great art from all over the world, throughout the centuries. The treat was the American art that is so rarely shown in other countries. Museum guards are all delightful, friendly and well-informed. Don't miss the underground walkway between the two sections on the moving sidewalk underneath the fountains and sparkling lights.