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Corcoran Gallery of Art

Neighbourhood: National Mall
As featured in DC Art Lovers Guide
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Address: 500 17th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20006-4899
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D.C.'s largest private art museum has impressive collections of both...

D.C.'s largest private art museum has impressive collections of both American and European art.

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Excellent art gallery in D.C.

How many art galleries are there in D.C.? I have no idea. I did enjoy the Corcoran Gallery. There is some excellent art there.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2015
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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a celebration of American art work. With the ginormous landscapes of the great west to the desk of a struggling artist, it's just fantastic. A great place to experience the best in American art.

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Lombard, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I have to admit that I am not an art person. But I checked this place out. Some of the things are ok. Some I don't get. The bundling itself is very cool. Enjoyed the architecture. Overall just ok.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We came across this place accidentally just walking around and it is not a gallery but a School of Art and Design, there are quite a few artwork pieces of students we spend about 40 minutes there and really enjoyed. I wouldn't make a special trip but if you're in the area and have time stop by and look around

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

The Corcoran Gallery of Art has a robust and varied permanent collection. The Warhol, "Aunt Jemima" is definitely a favorite! Everything on permanent display is great! I am also, very fond of the Jim Dime, and Stewart Walker pieces. Just a great experience, in a beautiful setting!

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Savage, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Neat clean but in no way as fascinating as many of the other art galleries available to view. Pass if you are short on time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

One of the best museums in the entire area. Many events held here also so a trip back in the evening to see the who's who is also a treat. Hope you make it soon!,

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

How many art galleries are there in D.C.? I have no idea. I did enjoy the Corcoran Gallery. There is some excellent art there.

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Midland, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

NEXT is the Corcoran students senior thesis work. It is on display until May 17th. You may be viewing work from the "NEXT" big named artist. These students had worked very hard on their projects. It is inspiring to see their work displayed on the galley walls.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

We visited this beautiful building near the White House earlier this year because it is one of the few attractions in DC we had not seen and it was rumored to be closing soon to prepare for a transition of its collection to the National Gallery of Art. We truly enjoyed their manner of displaying the works, different from any... More 

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Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

The last weekend at the Corcoran was bittersweet but also a freebie . The guards were all a bit sad but willing to talk about the upcoming changes. Too bad it is gone forever

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