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“Awesome Art Collections” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Portrait Gallery

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.
San Diego, California, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome Art Collections”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

We spent a couple of hours in the National Portrait Gallery. Loved every collection I saw.

Visited July 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The museum I never tire of”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

I've lived in DC for 5 years now, and I keep going back to the Portrait Gallery over and over. My favorite section is "The Struggle for Justice" featuring civil rights leaders. The gallery is in the same building as the American Art Museum, so I like to visit both while I'm in Chinatown.

As is true with so many museums in DC, this one is free!

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Much more than presidential portraits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

I have been DC numerous times, but this is the first time I went to NPG to visit. The covered courtyard is airy and quiet, perfect for relaxation in the summer. And it really surprised me to see modern art collections and contemporary art exhibition - I thought it was only about dead presidents and their wives's portraits. And the space on the 3rd floor is another pleasant surprise. I would recommend to any one with 1 hour or 1 whole day to explore.

Visited July 2012
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Maryland
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50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“It is a national treasure.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

I love American history and art so this place is total candy for me. This place is not the stuffy museum it used to be and totally draws the viewer in.

Visited July 2012
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Danbury, Connecticut
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83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“So much more than just Portraits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

This museum has so much more than just portraits. It recently had an exhibit titled The Art of Video Games, as well as an Amelia Earhart exhibit. There is also a large collection of work dating back to Colonial America. Each piece is well labeled and tells a story, thereby bringing the portrait to life. Allow at least 2 hours!

Visited July 2012
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