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The Kreeger Museum

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Address: Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 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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A real gem of a museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This museum is in the home of a couple who loved art and music and donated their home, collection and music "living room" venue to posterity. The admission is only $10 ($7 for seniors and students), parking is free, and the house is a Philip Johnson, open and airy design, which is truly stunning. The collection is wonderful with quite... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Excellent collection of masterpieces set in a very intimate location. The perfect setting to really enjoy and absorb the creativity and beauty of this collection. This is a must experience if you love art. You could spend an entire day just looking at the sculptures. A must see!

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Bishopville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

This museum is a real gem filled with works of art by Monet and Picasso. The five acre estate is peppered with outdoor sculpture and inside the former home of David Kreeger are even more beautiful pieces. The tour was conducted by a well trained and thoroughly knowledgeable docent. This is a must see if you live in the area... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

Personal art collections are so often very special because they reflect the personality of their collectors, and this one is no exception. If you enjoy "modern" art and especially appreciate it in a special architectural setting go to the Kreeger, and while you are there do not miss the quirky sculptures in the garden

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