These two buildings house an amazing collection, one that rivals any in the world, and it is free. The restaurants are much improved.
A wealth of art and history. Save at least half a day to visit.
Wanted to put a plug in here for this place...I was very surprised when I wondered in one day to get out of the heat. I'm usually ambivalent about art, but this place blew me away. First, the building itself is stupendous --- lots of marble, fountains, high ceiings..cathedral like but not as somber. A great building just by itself.... More
One of the joys of visiting Washington is the fine museums and galleries. While galleries in other world capitals may house more historic paintings, the NGA has a fine collection, particularly of impressionists. Worth a visit.
My first impression on entering the Gallery was the water fountain and the marble, the way one would expect a museum to be. The size on a Sunday morning, probably a good time to go. Allowed folks to quickly vanish and one did not feel that the museum was over crowded but the number of folks one would expect. Going... More
The building itself is very beautiful (and the 3rd oldest federal building in DC). We're not really into portraits, but we enjoyed our walk through the museum.
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