Best places: Art museums in Washington

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National Gallery of Art
Art museum
Permanent collection holds American & European works in 2 buildings & a sculpture garden.
4.80 (16.7K reviews)
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National Portrait Gallery
Art museum
Major, free-admission museum with art works portraying influential Americans throughout history.
4.80 (11.8K reviews)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
Art museum
Art museum & National Portrait Gallery housed in the third-oldest federal building in the capital.
$$$ $
4.80 (3.1K reviews)
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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
Art museum
Opulent estate with 18th-century Russian Imperial & French decorative art, 13-acre gardens & cafe.
$$ $$
4.80 (1.8K reviews)
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National Gallery of Art - East Building
Art museum
πŸ‘ Great art gallery with lots of amazing art on multiple floors. There is also a very pretty, sparkly walkway to get you from the west to the east building, and a cafe in the east building, although it has very little in it. I really enjoyed coming here and k recommend it.
4.80 (1.3K reviews)
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Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture
Museum
πŸ‘πŸ‘ One of my favorite museums in DC. Not only is it free but it also stays open later (7pm) than many of the other museums in the area. Hall of Presidents is impressive, especially the Obama and Clinton portraits. Go up to the third floor for an impressively large portrait of LL Cool J. The architectu...
4.80 (913 reviews)
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Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum
Art museum
Museum branch showcasing handicrafts, textiles & decorative arts by contemporary national artists.
4.70 (4.6K reviews)
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Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience - Washington DC
Exhibit
πŸ‘πŸ‘ My wife and I went. It was very good. Very entertaining and educational. I learned so much about the artist. There was plenty to do and see. We spent about 1. 5 hours there. You can go at your own pace. You can buy regular tickets or VIP tickets for a bit more. We bought the VIP tickets which let us...
4.70 (4.6K reviews)
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National Museum of Asian Art
Art museum
Gallery run by the Smithsonian displaying Asian artwork such as paintings & pottery.
4.70 (1.8K reviews)
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The Phillips Collection
Modern art museum
Townhome venue showcasing an exquisite collection of post-Impressionist & modern art.
4.70 (1.7K reviews)
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Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
National museum
Vibrant museum gift shop featuring unique African artwork, home decorations, clothing & jewelry.
4.70 (673 reviews)
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Dumbarton Oaks Museum
History museum
Famed research library & museum for Byzantine & pre-Columbian studies with formal gardens.
4.70 (588 reviews)
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National Museum of Women in the Arts
Art museum
Museum devoted to female art, with 3,000-plus works by the likes of Frida Kahlo & Mary Cassatt.
4.60 (1.3K reviews)
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O Museum in The Mansion
Museum
Uniquely themed accommodations in a mansion that also features event space & an eclectic museum.
4.60 (1.1K reviews)
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National Museum of the American Indian
History museum
Artifact exhibits & modern interactive displays examine the history & culture of Native Americans.
$$$ $
4.50 (9.5K reviews)
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Hirshhorn Museum
Art museum
Renowned modern & contemporary art museum with serene sculpture gardens right on the National Mall.
4.50 (5.4K reviews)
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The Kreeger Museum
Art museum
Art from the 1850s-1970s, with Impressionists & American art.
4.70 (329 reviews)
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Rubell Museum DC
Art museum
πŸ‘πŸ‘ I had a pleasant visit to the Rubell Museum in DC. The exhibition spaces were well-designed, and it's a bonus that admission is free for DC residents. Keep in mind that if you bring a backpack, you'll need to use one of their free lockers. Overall, it's a great experience that I'd recommend to both...
4.80 (216 reviews)
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Art Museum of the Americas
Art museum
Museum displaying roughly 2,000 works by contemporary artists from the Caribbean & Latin America.
4.40 (312 reviews)
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ARTECHOUSE DC
Art center
Art & technology space with rotating immersive installations, plus a futuristic cocktail bar.
4.20 (4.9K reviews)
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