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National Gallery of Art

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We belong to you. The National Gallery of Art—the nation’s museum—preserves, collects, exhibits, & fosters understanding of works of art.
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6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20002
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Reviewed 3 days ago

National Gallery of Art is my favorite place to hang out and view masterpieces! The staff is very friendly and helpful and they just seem to love their jobs. I love everything about this place, I would say the only minor bad point is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved my visit to the National gallery! The art was amazing and it seemed endless. I loved sitting on a couch and just staring at all the great artwork. A must, even if you are not that inti art. You will see something you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent the first day exploring the West wing. We came in from the cold rain to a lovely greeting and excellent information from the woman on the information desk. When we arrived on the second - main floor we were wowed by the sight...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not into art but took family there over the holidays per their request. While I did not stand and ponder the meaning of the pieces, it was interesting to see the different medium and talents of the various artists. There is a furniture collection on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter what taste you have in arts - even very little at all - one cannot help being in awe of these collections. The range and quantity is just spectacular. To be able to see all these exquisite works, virtually touch them ! We...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could have stayed here all day! The building itself is beautiful as so many in DC are with their large columns, marble floors and massive ceilings but we arrived about an hour and a half before closing so we only got to see the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to the National Gallery. It was very interesting to see the changes in portrait styles from the early presidents to now. Take time to look at the smaller galleries too. History lessons are all around.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank runinCO
Reviewed 1 week ago

It may be crowded at times but the museum is always worth it. Some of the best examples of the finest artist are beautifully presented here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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A great museum. Full stop. Superb permanent collection and splendid temporary exhibitions. In the interests of full disclosure I worked on an exhibition here in the 1980s. That was three directors ago! Still an outstanding place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DanielE15
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had read about the Gordon Parks photography exhibit and Dawood Bey. Hubby's birthday was earlier in December and for what ever reason we couldn't get to the museum until the Sunday before Christmas. I was glad we got there, found a parking space really...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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I1550LScarolf
August 1, 2018|
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Response from MNRLVEU | Reviewed this property |
The same the best advice is to call the gallery direct, on our recent visit none were on display.
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Terri W
May 18, 2018|
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Response from Vanessa V | Reviewed this property |
I suggest contacting the gallery directly and have all the relevant information at hand.
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December 29, 2017|
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21st January 2018. Not easy to see Vermeers in the US, so well worth a special trip to visit this exhibition!
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JzeroT1937
New York City, New York
Help me pick Attractions and Nightlife spots (4 Replies)
I'm a 24 year old English grad student who'll be trekking through DC for a couple of days next week and was wondering what you would pick between: US Holocaust Museum Ford's Theater Library of Congress The Folger Library The National Gallery of Art: East and West wings I know I won't have time for all of the above, and would like suggestions on which to cut. Also, I was wondering if you could direct me to where the college kids party at night. I'm always up for meeting new...More
April 01, 2009|
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"Also, I was wondering if you could direct me to where the college kids party at night. I'm always up for meeting new people, and love a good bar environment." Georgetown Adams Morgan U Street
afreil
Nashville, Tennessee
Please give opinions on itinerary (4 Replies)
Leaving for our first ever family trip to DC in 2 weeks (Me, hubby, kids 9 & 11). Would love some critique of the itinerary I have planned: Friday, June 4: arrive DC approx. 2pm - Check into Hampton Inn, Washington Monument (4:30 tix); National Archives (open til 7); dinner at Matchbox Saturday, June 5: DCbyFoot (10-12); lunch at Jaleo or Clydes; National Portrait Gallery; return to hotel; DC United soccer game 7:30 Sunday, June 6: National Zoo; lunch at Etete; walk around U St.;...More
May 20, 2010|
Response fromDarrell6t|
You know your children and I don't, but they are a bit young for the main exhibit areas of the Holocaust Museum. It can be pretty intense. The special area for children will only take 20-30 minutes, which leaves a long time before your BEP tour.
RichardNYC
New York
March 23/24 likely to be very crowded? (1 Replies)
We've been considering visiting March 23-24 to see museums (such as National Gallery of Art, Freer, National Portrait Gallery), Capitol Hill, etc. I now see that those days are forecast to be peak Cherry Blossoms. Are museums, Capitol Hill, etc. likely to be very crowded as a result of the peak forecast, or are people visiting for Cherry Blossom season likely to stick to viewing cherry blossoms?
March 08, 2012|
Response fromDarrell6t|
The crowds will be near the cherry blossoms. The other places will be fairly normal for a Spring weekend. Crowded, but not VERY crowded. I don't think the Freer is ever crowded. It isn't on most visitor's itinerary.