There is so much to see inside the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, which in my opinion, rivals what I’ve seen in the Louvre Museum in France. I am an art lover, so I do not mind spending hours admiring impressionists and their use of color and light and gazing at the great pieces of art. The museum is huge with collections of European and American arts. And because there is no entrance fee, you don’t feel compelled to see it all at once. Come back as often as you want. One more thing, once you enter the building, get a map before you wander around. You don’t want to miss something you’re dying to see. The photos you see below are just few of the hundreds of exhibits on display. Some galleries didn’t allow photography inside, so my shots were limited. Enjoy.
I'm not the type of person who could spend hours and hours at an art gallery, which is why I only gave it four stars, but other than that, this is an amazing art museum. It is a huge museum; I have been there several times and still have not seen the entirety of the museum. There is a vast collection there from lots of different types of art; they have sculptures and paintings and just about everything. I have seen absolutely mind-blowing concerts there and they have a beautiful courtyard. All in all, this is a good place to visit.
Been to museums all over the US, in Paris and the UK, and this museum compares favorably to the best of them. In particular, the East Building hiding the modern and contemporary art. It's truly amazing. I also like the amenities. There are benches or couches in some of the galleries which helps when you're spending all day at the museum. There are things to eat for both gluten free and vegetarian dinners in the cafe, which is not typical. The tunnel between the buildings is very interesting and has a cafe with outstanding gelato. I really love the garden courts on the second floor of the West building for a peaceful respite to integrate all the great art you've seen and to plan your next strategy. A must see if you are an art lover.
there are scumbag security officers working there. i was not warned in advance about closing time i didnt gave time to gather stuff. they got physically aggressive with me when it was closing at five pm. i am deaf and schizophrenic. i was trying to draw in peace in their galleries. i recommend to avoid the area. dangerous staff and guards. even the info desk lady scowled at me for being evidently deaf. avoid this hellhole.
It's fun every single time. Great place to visit if you are on a trip to Washington DC. They have food and good number of restrooms inside, so no worries about it. Typically you will end up spending half of your day to see everything here. If you are an art enthusiast then you will spend one full day here. It's not crowded any time as this place does not attract many children. If you happen to visit this place during summers, it offers a cool environment where you can relax as well.