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National Gallery of Art

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Neighborhood: National Mall
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Address: 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: (202) 737-4215
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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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My kids wanted to be bored, but when you are surrounded by masterpieces dating back hundreds of years, Instagram stands little chance.

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Penrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My kids wanted to be bored, but when you are surrounded by masterpieces dating back hundreds of years, Instagram stands little chance.

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whenever I visit DC, I stop into this museum several times per visit. This is my favorite smithsonian museum. Beautiful building with great works of art. You need quite a few hours to see all the artwork. Price is free.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stopped in for a bit to get out of the heat as we only had a short time before a tour at the National Archives across the street. The photography exhibit is a must. We loved looking at all the photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Gallery is a perfect place to devise a plan, get your headphones, and learn about and enjoy the magnificent collection. If you are in a group, separate and meet in the very nice cafeteria for coffee or lunch -- to share which were your favorite pieces of art and why. Or which failed to move you and why!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not only is the collection of American Art some of the best assembled, the National Gallery is actually relatively unbiased towards their choices. It's now two museums combined, so be sure to stick to the National Gallery for the President portraits. Fascinating learning who painted, when and why.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my favorite Museums in DC- why? Because it has great places to seat and relax, you have many choices for food, and the art exhibits, permanent or temporary are always great. The museum also has a movie theater and very spread out, so it never gets or looks crowded. Great for everyone in your family. ages 0-101.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We hadn't been here in a long time and had forgotten what an incredible collection of art is here. Cool building and amazing stuff. Very well organized by theme, so you can easily skip sections you may not be as interested in.

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The best is to look up the Gallery website for tours which are free and scheduled throughout the week. My two favorite ones are highlights of the West Gallery and Impressionists. For food, head across the Mall to the American Indian Museum - it's the best, although the East Gallery has now a full service cafe with decent food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful delights old Masters and More; concerts, films lectures, great for reflection and calm in a city where that is rare to experience. Big but not too big.

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Farmington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the museum, even our 5 year old. Convenient except for parking. Great cafe, great museum store. Beautiful art in abundance.

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