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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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Amazing collection of art!

Art museums don't get much better anywhere. Not very crowded there either compared to air and space. Must see while in DC.

Reviewed July 20, 2015
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Santa Rosa, California
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Every Exhibit was wonderful, the layout of the museum, gift shop and restaurant was great. It was easy to get to the museum by foot, the staff was very, courteous, helpful and I would definitely visit the museum when they have the next exhibit.

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2015

the exhibitons when i was here were really good. not as good as new york metropolitan (but really who can compete) but very good. some george bellows worth enjoying for sure. cafeteria is loud but a decent stop for a bite. the film department is really good.

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Camarillo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2015

A public resource and one that it's usually not frequented by hundreds of small children. Have a list of what you want to see in hand, otherwise you can spend the entire afternoon here.

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Art museums don't get much better anywhere. Not very crowded there either compared to air and space. Must see while in DC.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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Reviewed July 20, 2015

The National Gallery of Art, both the west and east building regularly show interesting exhibits which sometimes show a contrast between two artists. I like paintings, photographs and sculptures, so it's an obvious place for me to go. We will look at just 2 or 3 exhibits and then go home and later come back to view some more. One... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great museum store and cafe! Unfortunately the modern art section in east building is temporarily closed under construction.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Favorite place we went in DC. Not crowed like the Smithsonians. Cafe has large variety of choices. From pizza to noodles.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Since the east wing is being renovated, we started in the west wing. My 9y/o daughter is fascinated by Seurat (pointillism), Pissarro, Manet, Monet (Impressionism/Neo-Impressionism), Kandinsky, Britto, Pollack (more on the abstract, modern, 'wild' (daughter's choice of adjectives).... you get the gist. She was thoroughly impressed with the artwork she say and enjoyed the museum thoroughly. To be fair to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed July 19, 2015

So much to see that you can spend a day there if you like art. Usually a touring show to see. I loved it all.

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Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Wow! Ninety eight degrees in Washington DC and our planned visit to the National Gallery was a welcome respite from the heat. My boys, one of which plans a career in the Arts were hot, sweaty and tired. We entered the museum and a whole world opened. DaVinci, Degas, Rembrandt Peale, Copley, Fra Filippo Lippi and Botticelli all widened their... More 

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