National Gallery of Art

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National Gallery of Art
5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We belong to you. The National Gallery of Art—the nation’s museum—preserves, collects, exhibits, & fosters understanding of works of art.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • Archives • 5 min walk
  • L'Enfant Plaza • 8 min walk
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5.0
9,191 reviews
Excellent
7,583
Very good
1,332
Average
206
Poor
48
Terrible
22

nellybeck
New Market, Virginia12 contributions
THE BEST
May 2021
The NGA is one of the greatest gifts any organization gives in this country. In the world!! The staff, art, architectural spaces are truly beyond description. A lot of folks think this is a Smithsonian museum but it is not! And yet it's all free. Thank you thank you thank you.
Written 26 May 2021
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,295 contributions
Lots to see
May 2021
Beautiful museum with so much to see. Only the West Building is open right now, and we still spent a couple hours admiring the sculptures and colonial furniture just on the ground floor. You can easily spend a day here when it's fully open.

Entry is free, you just need to sign up for your ticket(s) online in advance.
Written 20 May 2021
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Leland P
Marion, IN22 contributions
Major art from all over the world
Dec 2020
One need not go to Europe to experience the art of Rembrandt, Rubens, Degas, Renoir, Picasso, Van Go, Vinci, and other masters. There is also major works of Americans, such as Andrew Wyatt, O'Keefe, Hooper, Homer, etc. With it's changing exhibits, one can keep coming back again and again. The buildings are most impressive as well, with the East wing being modern and the West wing being classical. it would take weeks to take in all that is on display in the National Museum of Art
Written 3 February 2021
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smiller324
Indianapolis, IN35 contributions
Seriously Gorgeous!
Dec 2019
I stopped here after needing to get a drink of water from a long walk and I was thoroughly impressed at how beautiful it was!
Written 9 November 2020
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Kathy C
Los Angeles100 contributions
Half open and I still spent three hours there and it wasn't enough!
Oct 2020
I was surprised to hear that this is not a Smithsonian Museum as it is free. It has an extraordinary collection of Degas and Rodin sculptures as well as some beautiful impressionist art and American art. I highly recommend this!
Written 3 November 2020
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Juliette levington
Washington DC, DC2 contributions
Excellent
Dec 2019

I go once every 6 months. The last time I took my niece and I think I was able to transmit the same love that I feel for this beautiful museum

Written 15 October 2020
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mjanedis
McLean, VA82 contributions
Another Jewel Box of Treasures!
Oct 2020 • Family
This is a wonderful place to spend some time decompressi g and allowing the art to transport you to another place and time.
Written 3 October 2020
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Face P
36 contributions
Amazing. Seeing Works of Art in Real Time
Oct 2019 • Family
Amazing. Art you see in textbooks, now seeing it in real life. It was awesome seeing these master artists works. It was really cool to see the excitement in my little brother’s face and him stating “I remember seeing this in my book in school” That made my day. Please go and take your time. You need 2 to 3 hours minimum. Plus, no fee to enter.
Written 30 September 2020
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MPNY
New York City, NY248 contributions
Degas at National Gallery West Wing
Sep 2020 • Friends
It was worthwhile to get timed tickets for the Degas at the Opera exhibit. It is always astonishing to see so many masterpieces by this artist. You will be blown away! The paintings in different mediums, were focused on the ballerinas rehearsing at the studios, and at the Paris Opera Palais Garnier. Degas captures the many ballet dance positions as well as the dancers as in rehearsal and as they rest and chitchat in groups. My daughter studied ballet at Alvin Ailey in NY. She said Degas captured the exact foot positions, as well as the arm and head placements as they are depicted. The National Gallery assured that all visitors follow required distance measures. The entry of people into the exhibit is controlled. Going thru the galleries is simply amazing and jaw-dropping. Afterwards, we stopped by the concourse cafe to relax and recapture such an fulfilling afternoon.
Written 28 September 2020
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Mynewhomefor
United States5 contributions
Beautiful
Aug 2020
Very beautiful gallery, located in a pretty monument, very charming, I was able to discover a very beautiful exhibition in this pretty gallery
Written 18 September 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00
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