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National Portrait Gallery
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Visitors can view the portraits of all the U.S. presidents.
Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is such a great art gallery. Budget time to explore and take in the many galleries. Also spend time in the courtyard relaxing after the galleries.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Different, well curated, a fantastic range of traditional to modern and themed collections. I wish I'd had more time to spend there.

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Reviewed November 13, 2013

The portraits alone are impressive, even better when a docent walks you through the stories of America's leaders. We stayed there, at the American Art museum, until they closed, late in the day.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Nicely laid out, easy to navigate and a strong collection. Particularly enjoyed the Portrait competition exhibit.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

I grew up in an old southern family with old portraits everywhere and for that reason resisted going to this gallery for years. I was a fool. This place is awesome. Pictures and portraits of many of the greatest American Indians. Examples of early patents. Sculpture from many of the American great. Modern portrait by some of the greats like Warhol. Photographs by American greats like Adams. Ever time we go there are wonderful new shows. Also this is one of the newest and nicest areas in town. From early history to Jazz this place is a must see.

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