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National Gallery of Art

Washington, USA
4.9 / 74
A museum where the works of masters of various art schools and time periods are collected. Here are exhibited sculptures, paintings, photographs, graphic drawings of both American and European artists. In total, the National Gallery of Art has about 1,200 paintings. This is mainly the work of French, Italian and American masters.
Address:Constitution Avenue Northwest, Washington
Phone:+1 202-737-4215



Megan Hall
I don't think it is possible to convey how much incredible art exists in this museum through a simple review. My best advice when attending: listen to the museum staff who give you a map and make suggestions on what to see. Explore your way to .. Read more »
Anastasiia Moskalenko
The National Gallery of Art in D.C. is a fantastic spot for art lovers. They've got a diverse collection from different times and cool architecture. The best part? It's free to get in! Great place to explore and learn about art.
This art gallery is fantastic. The sculptures are top notch and the variety is huge. The architecture here is very nice. We witnessed a lady painting while we were there. There are interactive screens for kids too. A beautiful tunnel with neat light.. Read more »
Aggie Wang
National Gallery of Art is absolutely a world class art museum. It is huge with west building exhibiting European and American masterpieces and East building exhibiting modern and contemporary artworks. In my recent visit I only visited the west buil.. Read more »
H. Poyraz
We've wanted to go to this museum for a long time, but we've only just been able to go. We will go again, especially since we couldn't catch the butterfly section. other chapters human history, diversity of animals, visual effects were.. Read more »
Maja Ciric
Wonderful and magical place where you can enjoy some of the world’s most beautiful paintings and pieces of art, by the biggest artists throughout the history. So worth visiting. They also have nice museum shop and restaurant. Free admission, wh.. Read more »
Deborah Montgomery
This is an extremely expansive art gallery, with multiple levels and two different buildings. You could easily spend hours here and not see it all. There is really something for everyone who likes art or history. There are amazing paintings and sculp.. Read more »
Roderick Montgomery
Was great to get to DC today. The weather was overcast but not too cool. Also it was very busy downtown with the Presidents Day holiday but the Museums did a great job handling the crowds. I dont get to the Museums often so it was a treat to get dow.. Read more »
Kierlyn Seeley
My favorite place on museum row. Plenty of gorgeous art and it takes a solid three hours to even glimpse it all. The cafe is lovely for a sit and think, but I prefer finding a secluded gallery and bringing a book. All free and great views. Always use.. Read more »
Gary Jelks
Both Galleries were delightful. They offered insights into the artwork and some fantastic works of art. Neither gallery was busy and there was plenty to see, despite the renovations to both inside and outside of the gallery. This is Definitely one of.. Read more »
An endless maze of masterpieces. For the duration of three hours I was strolling around with a gaping open mouth. This is easily the best museum I've ever been to in America. Each floor and gallery had at least one spectacular piece, and the Ame.. Read more »
Sean West
Want to give 5 stars but after walking the entire West building, looking for an open entrance, I ended up going to the East building. A great range of art for many tastes. I loved seeing not one but two pieces from Magritte. Many pieces from Picasso .. Read more »
Ola A
I had a great experience in this museum while i was visiting. I think a person will need 3-4 hours to go around every section and both building. The employees there where great and very helpful guiding me through the museum. There is a coffee shop or.. Read more »
Connor Martin
Worth the visit for the Sargent paintings alone. No other painter does more with less; every stroke and mark contributes abundantly to an image that uses impression and simplicity to evoke a very complex response. His portraits come alive, and there .. Read more »
Terry Bexton
AWESOME art. Absolutely unbelievable to witness these masterpieces in real life. I was astonished by the gift shop as well. Most people that know me know that I LOVE gift shops, and this one was definitely one of my new favorites. It had all the diff.. Read more »
Kathryn Corselius
The National Gallery of Art is a great stop for any history or art lover. Boasting many different paintings from the biggest artists, the gallery is expansive and well-curated. I spent a couple of hours here and could easily have spent more time here.. Read more »
Nay Wareenipha
Absolutely must visit if you love art and it's FREE! I saw a Davinci painting for the first time here with nobody around. It's very peaceful. There's also a FREE baggage deposit area so don't worry about your coats and bags. You .. Read more »
Jay Kumar
Of course can’t go wrong. Very historic and great place. Should visit at least once and it’s an iconic place to see also. Everyone seems nice and the place is clean. For sure can go and spend a few hours depending on if art is your thing .. Read more »
Flying Rook
WOW! Just wow! This museum is so wonderful! Everything is accessible and easy to view. The staff was exceptional! So friendly and helpful! And able to answer all our questions. We only had time for one wing, but can't wait to come back and finis.. Read more »
Andrew Hovenden
So much to see. Take your time but don't dawdle or you will tire before you see it all! I posted my favorites and lesser known pieces I liked; and ones I want to know more about. Be sure to look at the frames and the floors. Some of the frames a.. Read more »
Jason Zahn
What an amazing privilege to be able to just walk up for FREE and wander among such beautiful surroundings and see so many incredible world-famous pieces of artwork!! My only two suggestions are (1) wish they were open past 5PM but appreciate they .. Read more »
R Lin
I’ve been to the Gallery of Art a few times now, and it really just never gets old. It would also take at least one entire day to truly get through everything that’s there (the museum is HUGE, and has more than one building), so when I sa.. Read more »
Jamie Calvert
Being immersed within such fine, original pieces of art was awe inspiring. It reminded me how essential for the human soul that art is in our world. Breathing in this history and beauty was priceless. The layout of this museum allowed for space to ta.. Read more »
Maria Cardona
This was the highlight of my visit. I could've easily spent days here without getting bored. This place is absolutely stunning. You can go right in, the entrance is always free and you can head right into the art rooms. There is wide collection .. Read more »
M Marsh
Can't say enough about the incredible collection here. It's a very sizable gallery, so be prepared to spend a whole day on each building. The exhibits really flow if you follow the order of the rooms. Definitely a good summer activity for D.. Read more »
Daniel Krzysiek
I like that they have expo on the roof of east building which is more of modern art. West is more traditional, going back to ancient. Plus, the sculpture garden. It's pretty much three starkly different parts. However, it has not seemed like the.. Read more »
Alejandra Giraldo
Beautiful museum! I entered 15 minutes after my timed entry ticket and had no problem getting in (so if you’re running reasonably late, I think it’s fine). It was a bit crowded at times, but everyone had masks on and the staff was very he.. Read more »
Paul Challinor
Amazing collection of art. Iconic pieces and lesser known works - the scope is huge. Pieces from almost every major artist are on display.
Taylan Gulum
Amazing place. National Gallery of Art is a "must visit" place once you visit DC. So plan accordingly. Also I recommend a long visit since there are quite a lot galleries inside.
free admission is always a bonus going to museums and reserving tickets online was super easy! getting through the main entrance was also super easy and the staff were so kind and helpful!! so many great works to see and there’s so much you ca.. Read more »
Jeremiah G
DC can be a busy place, especially on vacation weeks. As an educator it is one of my favorite locations to go for a long weekend or short visit. While the Smithsonian is great it can get really busy. The National Art Gallery, while on the mall is not.. Read more »
What a great experience. To be able to view all of this in one area is amazing, the art and the building itself. As frustrated as I get with "Washington" as an entity, touring Washington DC and all of these sights, re instills your faith.. Read more »
As Told By Ginger
This museum is huge! It was a lot of walking but so many beautiful paintings from different eras. Going here was such a wonderful birthday present. I would love to go back since certain exhibits were closed off. So I hope once things get better I can.. Read more »
c walter
This place is amazing!!! I really enjoyed the portraits and information of the Presidents and First Ladies. Michelle Obama’s portrait really stands out!! It does take a good while to go through the museum, so it’s probably best to take a .. Read more »
Ava James
This is my favorite Smithsonian museum. The National Gallery of Art is one of the largest art museums in the world. Best thing about it is that it's free. You can come as much as you want and not have to pay up each time. In addition to the outs.. Read more »
Joshua Kaminski
So happy to be able to view art in a museum. The kind gentleman at the front directed me to the website to reserve a time of entrance. All the security guards inside were nice and cheerful. It was all really quite pleasant.
Marjorie Sola
I have had an awesome opportunity to watch this tremendous exposition, they have beautiful arts of numerous recognize artist as El Greco, Da Vinci among others. FREE ADMISION
Halsey Payne
The delicately displayed work of the Impressionists is certainly moving. Particularly, Monet's Woman with a Parasol evokes faded memories of lost childhood which may be hard to access without such a medium. That said, the best work of art in Ame.. Read more »
This and the National Portrait Gallery are among my favorite art museums worldwide. Carefully laid out and deliciously intimate. Worth many visits to both the East and West wings.
Maria Stoica
I am so happy the NGA is open again. My husband and I decided to spend our Saturday date walking over to the museum and taking in an exhibit or two. We reserved tickets online a couple of weeks in advance (they get released at 10 am on Mondays for th.. Read more »
Divyanshu Mahajan
It has so many great exhibits and is presented in such a great manner. Despite the numbering and guiding maps as well the helpful employees , it is very east to get lost in the plethora of paintings. You can also frame the art as I found great angles.. Read more »
Marie Banks
This is my favorite Smithsonian museum. The National Gallery of Art is one of the largest art museums in the world. Best thing about it is that it's free. You can come as much as you want and not have to pay up each time. In addition to the outs.. Read more »
Jean Westcott
COVID protections felt adequate, I really appreciate the effort in order to open. Right now, it is just one floor and the Degas at the Opera. So glad I was able to be return to this wonderful institution.
Gary Dzurny
Limited exhibits on display at this time due to virus although there is currently a really good exhibit for those Degas fans....
Liu LY
very few paintings are currently opening
Bonnie Enderle
Hopefully they will open the whole Gallery soon!