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Address: Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: +1 202-338-3552
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Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art, housed...

Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art, housed in an elaborate Philip Johnson-designed building.

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The BEST kept secret in DC

With fantastic personally-curated 19th - 20th century art (and a few 1000 year old Asian sculptures) displayed in a house built to hold them, the Kreeger Museum is a hidden gem in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 28, 2016
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Champaign, Illinois
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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

With fantastic personally-curated 19th - 20th century art (and a few 1000 year old Asian sculptures) displayed in a house built to hold them, the Kreeger Museum is a hidden gem in Washington DC. Yes, you can get off the Metro on the Mall and be overwhelmed with museums, but they do not have the passion and whimsy of the... More 

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The former home is architecturally extremely interesting, designed by Philip Johnson specifically for the art collection. Fascinating to learn about the Kreeger couple and their role in the Washington art and music scene- enjoyed photos from dignitaries of their time. The collection is outstanding - imagine a dining room filled with Monets! The natural light shows the many rooms of... More 

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Lake Worth, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

The collection is mediocre. The building is interesting. Anyone with limited time to spend in DC should go to a collection worth the time. We were compelled to stay with a tour guide whose cliches and over-simplifications quickly went beyond our ability to bear.

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Winchester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Picasso, Monet or Moore. Modern, Impressionist or sculptures. All generously presented in intimate or moderately sized halls and gardens of a private home. The building is lovely as are the gardens but the paintings take your breath away or bring tears to your eyes. Don't miss it.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

The Kreeger Museum is an amazing collection of paintings and sculptures from various periods and locations. Apparently, the team of docents that provide guided tours receive ongoing training and courses and indeed, our docent Molly was very knowledgeable about the painting and sculptures that we covered during our visit. I recommend calling beforehand to arrange a tour.

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Alexandria, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

The Kreeger Museum on Foxhall Road in Northwest DC is wonderful collection of European paintings, sculptures from around the world and more. It is also housed in the beautiful mansion the Kreeger family once lived in. David and Carmen Kreeger, also major donors to the Arena Stage and hence the Kreeger Theater, started amassing their art collection just before 1960.... More 

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Venray, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The museum is closed during the week but you can enter with an organized guided tour. I had the opportunity to be the only personen that day who registered for the tour and got a private tour. The building was designed as a museum by Philip Johnson but the Kreeger family first lives here. The private collection had very famous... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

The Kreeger is an under-appreciated and little visited private museum in NW Washington. It contains the impressive art collection of the Kreeger's in a Philip Johnson designed house. The residence was designed with the ultimate intent of displaying the artwork to the public and is light, open and with high ceilings. There are many world class pieces. There are several... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

I visited on a whim on a Saturday afternoon and really enjoyed seeing this museum, which used to be the home of a private collector. While the art runs the gamut, there is a not-to-be-missed wall of Monet landscapes in the dining room that was lovely. Definitely worth a detour!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

A pure gem with exquisite pieces displayed comfortably and easily viewed without the annoying security of most galleries. Check out their music evenings when strings serenade you by masterpieces and less known marvels

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