We love the collection and the whole building. So beautiful with lovely gardens and friendly people working there. I was there two years ago and is always a good option in DC. There are always nice exhibitions too.
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I love art. I grew up with an art teacher. I am partial to the artwork in the west building. This is the more traditional painting and sculpture. The east building is more modern art. We went on a Saturday and just plain ran out...More
It is astounding to see such a variety of important works under one roof. We spent about 5 hours here and still didn't find it enough time. I preferred the West building to the East, but I am not a huge fan of modern art....More
As an artist, the East Building was one of my favorite DC attractions. I got there early in the day, but because school kids are rarely in art museums, I recommend visiting the Archives, Air & Space, Natural and American History museums in the early...More
This was terrific. We don't get much exposure to the arts and this wasn't on our radar when we arrived in DC. Huge, we spent 5 hours here and didn't see it all. Highly recommended...
Of course the museum collection and special exhibits are outstanding. Downgrade your expectations of what you'll have time to see in your visit, as both the main part of the National Gallery and the East Building have many rooms full of masterpieces you may recognize...More
The sheer volume of artistic genius contained within this building is staggering. I can, and did, spend hours absorbing the French Impressionists. I was happy to have made a wrong turn upon my arrival at the National Gallery and found myself in a room full...More
This museum showcases modern art in a setting that is modern art itself. The current show of Calder's material is great. And don't forget to see the blue chick on the roof. No kidding.
Located in the elegant former Patent Office, the building as a work of architecture is commendable, but the world-class paintings and periodic special event shows make this a must see, and it has much more than merely the official portraits of all the presidents.. .