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National Gallery of Art

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Address: 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
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One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one...

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.

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A national treasure

The gallery has two buildings, with the East one dedicated to modern art. There is a concourse that runs under the street between the two buildings with an excellent children's... read more

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This a great stop, even if you are not an art buff. We only popped in to see the Van Gogh's and Monet's so we didn't stay long. Be prepared, it is very warm in there! There are a couple of fountains/gardens that are beautiful to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The gallery has two buildings, with the East one dedicated to modern art. There is a concourse that runs under the street between the two buildings with an excellent children's gift shop and a Leo Villarreal light sculpture that shouldn't be missed. Another must-see is the Calder mobile in the East building lobby. Pro tip- you can charge your phone... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The current Della Robbia exhibit is extraordinary and makes a great foundation for a broader visit. Suggest 2-3 hours, more if you elect to visit the magnificent medieval, renaissance, baroque, and other period rooms. The gift shop is a great stop for birthday gifts and other presents.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Gallery of Art really impressed me. I have been to so many art museums being an artist myself, but this one was a great joy. I did the free audio tour. Since I went in early January there were not a lot of people. It have me a chance to sit in the great rooms and listen to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Exciting modern art collection. Beautiful building with specific interesting elements. Beautiful views from roof terrace.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visiting the East Bldg. is like hitting 3 pointers over and over ... I tripped over Picasso and Matisse in my rush to get to the Calder exhibit. It was worth it!! They have expanded and their numerous Calders here are great & I could spend hours in that one room... A lot of small pieces I have not seen...... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was fortunate to get to see the Ai Weiwei installations on my visit here. His art is very moving, real and political. But at the same time there is a grand design to it all.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hard to beat the sheer variety of pieces and exhibits, and it's a great place to wile away a few hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You need to take a whole day (at least). Lots of wonderful pieces. I spent an hour in the Van Gogh/Gaugin room alone. The cafes (there are several of them) are also very nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So many great pieces here. Even if you don't know much about art the gallery will captivate you. One could easily spend hours here.

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